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#1 John Rice

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:27 PM

Okay, so I want this motherboard to fit with this case. If you look at the back of the case and the back of the motherboard it doesn't look like they are too compatible. Can someone tell me if they really are or if there is something I can do about it to make them work. Size is fine it just doesn't seem like all the things match up. Like, the usb's... firewires... sound... from the mother board doesn't seem like it matches to the case.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:47 PM

That piece on the back of the case may be a "knock out" section.

Since both are from NewEgg, I'd suggest you call them and see if they can give you any further information.



Maybe someone else here has specific knowledge about that case?

Edited by JohnWho, 06 June 2007 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:39 PM

Since its a standard ATX computer case the back I/O panel has additional knock outs to accomodate most motheboards. Also your new motherboard should come with its own Panel which will fit into the case were the stock one is.
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#4 John Rice

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:11 PM

AWESOME! Thanks. You guys are awesome. I found you guys on newegg's support forums. So i had to hit you guys up, thanks a-bajillion. Also, can one of you guys take a loook at my gaming PC set up. I have it all under my wish list. I was wondering what you guys think and if I should change or add anything. Thanks!

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 11:24 AM

I viewed the computer set up in your profile, I only have one question as to why you are going with a crossfire Motherboard ( ATI Dual video card setup ) and a Nvidia graphics card. There wont be a compatibility issue unless you wan't to use a dual card set up in the future. Also it has been tested that there are no noticible gains in using a matched motherboard chipset and GPU. Just wanted to make sure you knew that you cant use a SLI ( Dual Nvidia cards ) in a crossfire motherboard
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#6 John Rice

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:34 PM

So what graphics card would you suggest?

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 04:42 PM

If you don't care about crossfire, get a 7950GTX on eBay for $100-150. If you do care about crossfire get an ATI card that is crossfire ready (don't know much about ATI cards myself).
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:15 PM

I am partial to Nvida cards myself The one you chose is a great card, If your goal is to upgrade to dual cards and keep your current motheboard choice an X1950 or X1900 would be great choices.
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:18 PM

I've noticed a lot of people (on the same video card) will write a review one way, "this card does not work very well on newest games", and some will write it the other way, "this card owns all the newest games on highest settings". What card gets me 'MODERN GAME READY'?
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:23 PM

Anything with DX 10 support will keep you running for a good long time. As for people having different experiences with the same card it depends on the rest of the system setup and whether or not they are over clocking the system which can cause problems if its not done correctly
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:28 PM

Can it also be purely their expectations or someone cares about framerates and someone doesnt or different settings? There are a lot of variables with video cards.

I may not totally understand, but do you think the 8600 GS would be a good choice? I know this isnt the only thing to look at, but its a 256mb card does that affect performance vs a 512?

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:42 PM

Depends on the application if it needs alot of memory or not.
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:44 PM

In the newest gaming environment with the highest settings (don't really care about framerates as long as they aren't super-low) what nVidia graphics card can cut it?
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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:48 PM

The 8600 and the 8800 GT are among the best that Nvidia offers and will support all the DX10 and previous games.


You can compare cards at Tomshardware VGA charts site

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:57 PM

Does gaming consume very many MB of VRAM or is it more what the GPU, stream processors, and bus can handle?
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