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Crosshair 2 MB Questions

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#1
Is the Asus Crosshair 2 MB a good gaming board?

What is the onboard 8 GPU equal too (EG. 8300, 8800?)
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#2
The Crosshair 2 uses an nforce chipset, which are known to be unreliable. If you have an AMD processor and want a good board I'd recommend a Gigabyte MA790GX-DS4H. If you haven't built a system yet though, you'd be better off building an Intel for gaming purposes.
The best nvidia integrated graphics chip right now is roughly equivalent to the Geforce 6200.




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#3
ok well on the intel side how about a striker 2 formula, is this a good gaming board that can be carried into the future for reliability and upgrading?
#4
The Striker II is much worse. Possibly the worst motherboard ever made.
Again, I refer you to the MA790GX-DS4H for AMD, or for Intel, either a Rampage Formula or Gigabyte X48-DS4.





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#5
these both offer x fire at full x16 support? the x48-ds4 is intel? the other board you suggest is better (MA790GX-DS4H) and you say they come in a rampage formula? just doing some research on them they look like solid boards
#6
Sorry, I don't understand that sentence.
Both boards allow Crossfire with dual 16x graphics.
The X48-DS4 and Rampage Formula are Intel boards. The MA790GX-DS4H is AMD.



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#7
yhanks for your help I really like the ma790gp-ds4h its got nice specs at a good price.

I have had gigabyte boards before and like them should have took a longer look at them.

thanks again

note: could not find the ma790gx I assume it is the ma790gp on the gigabyte site
#8
Sorry GP yes, I think 790GX is the chipset name.



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