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    Hi, I am ready to build my new pc. I want it to be moderately priced maxing at about 1000-1100 USD. I am using the Core2Duo e6400 as my processor(LGA775). I want to go back to nvidia video cards again. What chipset should I use for the motherboard the nforce x16 sli or nforce 570. Right now these are in my pricerange while the nforce 590 lga775 is a little too expensive. I see the nforce x16 sli has dual x16 pci express and supports ddr2 800 while the 570 has 2 x8 pci express slots and only supports up to ddr2 667. Thanks
    Antec P160 Case
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    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    You won't beable to build an SLi machine based an a Conroe for that price.

    The SLI boards are all over $250+ right now.

    You would be better off forgetting SLI as it is a complete waste of money gaming wise and go with a nice 965 Express board.
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    I meant I wanted a chipset that supports sli rather than crossfire. I am no going to get sli now but if I want to i can do it in the future
    Antec P160 Case
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    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    The motherboard will still put you out of your price range at current prices.
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    its a possibility...im just building a system though no monitor or nothing and im gonna settle with a geforce 6600 series. But if i was to push my resources a little which motherboard do you think would be better of those two. Thanks
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by benne911
    its a possibility...im just building a system though no monitor or nothing and im gonna settle with a geforce 6600 series. But if i was to push my resources a little which motherboard do you think would be better of those two. Thanks
    Your going to put a GF 6600 series card in a Conroe system?

    Why would you bottleneck it like that?
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    It's no more of a bottleneck than standard onboard video. It's all he can afford, most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BipolarBill
    It's no more of a bottleneck than standard onboard video. It's all he can afford, most likely.
    Yeah you may be right.....

    Still that system would deserve a better card than that.
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    so if i get the e6400 processor with the motherboard bipolar bill suggested I would be able to get a better video card. probably around the 275-300 dollar range. I know which ones are good right now but do you guys got any suggestions towards which one i should get? Thanks again
    Antec P160 Case
    Core 2 Duo e6400
    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    Thanks
    Antec P160 Case
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    2 GB Corsair XMS Dual Channel
    GeForce 7900GT (eVGA)
    Hiper 580 W SLI supporting psu
    250 GB Seagate SATA2 7200rpm
    ECS nforce 570 motherboard

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    If you find it to be too loud, consider one of these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118116

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186001

    The second one should be a snap to install.
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    what parts do you already have right this moment? If you have none at this moment, you might consider the AMD path, but if you already have the processor, listen to BP.
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    He really wants a Core 2 Duo and who can blame him?
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