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Old August 13, 2008, 07:41 PM
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I'll weigh in on this again, if I can.

The P45 is a PCI-E 2.0 motherboard, which runs x8/x8 in Crossfire. This is equivalent in bandwidth to PCI-E 1.1 x16/x16. Currently, the 4850 and 4870 are not in danger of saturating the bandwidth.

Wikipedia: PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If I recall correctly (I've given advice on 4-5 builds in the last couple of days), you had picked a Rampage Formula, but weren't planning on overclocking? So I suggested a board which would save you money and still do all the requirements.

Those X48 boards you've mentioned are both good boards, but might not be worth spending the extra money if you still don't plan on overclocking.

As for velociraptors, if you have an unlimited wallet, go for it. But you likely would not notice much improvement in day to day tasks unless you are copying large files on a regular basis.
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