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    What Motherboard and Gcard?

    Hi all,

    I need a new motherboard for a computer i am building. It needs to be compatible for the graphics card below and an AMD Athlon 3500+ (Skt 939). Also, i had a BFG 256mb 7800Gt OC card and was wondering if it is better then the MSI NX7900GT 256mb?

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    Er, is your graphics card AGP or PCI-E?

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    obv pci,
    erm asus a8n sli-premium

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    I would go for the Asus A8n-SLi premium ^^, I suppose the BFG 7800GT OC would be faster but in terms of overclockability would make the 7900GT the better choice (plus its higher numbers means its better ), I would go for the 7900 because of this... as long as you know how to overclock
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    I'd go for the 7900, should be faster than even the most OC'd 7800, but if you have a 7800GT already might not be worth the upgrade.

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    and there is always the Asrock 939 Dual motherboard and 7800GTX combo
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    lol clunk but that is also a good combo that clunk has to offer. otherwise i could recomend any of the ASUS A8N boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by letshavesome
    Hi all,

    I need a new motherboard for a computer i am building. It needs to be compatible for the graphics card below and an AMD Athlon 3500+ (Skt 939). Also, i had a BFG 256mb 7800Gt OC card and was wondering if it is better then the MSI NX7900GT 256mb?

    thanks

    James
    so your looking for a s939 with pci-e, any recent one will do.

    and i havnt looked but the OC at the end of the BFG's name says to me its running above-spec, so a quick google for both should let you know which has the fastest defult speed.

    i havent a clue if either have VIVO but if this is important to you make sure you take it into account

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    I think im going to keep the 7800gt just because i dont know how to OC anything and the 7800 has already been done. Ill try and see if its VIVO. Any links for those motherboards would be great,

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    James

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    Asus A8N-SLi Premium- motherboard I have, I don't really like it that much but :S

    Asrock SLI-32 (2x16XPCIE lanes for best SLI performance) <--- after looking I would go for this one, best price/performance. You could easily go SLi (with 2 x 16 PCIE lanes)(so I would go for the 7900GT since the 7800GT is EOL)

    Asrock PCIE/AGP motherboard

    Anyway I hope that this helps
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    thanks,

    what does EOL mean btw? Is the BFG not compatible with an Sli motherboard?

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    yeh, the BFG is compattible with a SLI motherboard, most cards are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by letshavesome
    what does EOL mean btw? Is the BFG not compatible with an Sli motherboard?
    End of line. it means they dont make them anymore, so if you wanted to run SLi in the future it would be harder to find a second card.

    Then again an eBay avvount will probably see you right.

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    but tbh, they will always be about 2nd hand.
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