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Spitfire_x86

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Bull$hit

GF 6800 should work fine with AGP 4x mobos. You don't need AGP 8x to get full performance from your card.

Make sure that you have a decent 400W+ PSU.

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who said that? send him over here and we'll give him some "whooping" :D

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Crashman

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Alienware? LOL, you might as well have asked Dell! These kinds of companies are ALWAYS looking for a way to sell you a new system!

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rx7000

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You can build a comp that will probably out bench alienware for a little over half the price.

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Slava

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Agreed on all counts with above posts. You have a kick-ass mobo. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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Crashman

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Shhhhhh, d00d, that's one of the business opportunities I was considering, building high end systems with super high markups for the "premium" market, I'd hate to have someone talk about my shop like that :smile:

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The only thing I'd like to add is this; Really we have no idea how the GF6800 will stress the AGP bus.

Granted I don't expect it to be an issue, but there is minor gain from the R9800 series, so I couldn't say that anywhere near as certainly about the GF6XXX line as I could/can about the R9XXX line. Might even require future apps to expose it in the next-gen cards.

But I wouldn't worry about it, all I'm saying is I just don't know yet.


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Crashman

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I don't believe the issue will be large enough to worry about.

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