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SkullTrail is quite possibly one of the worst idea Intel has ever had.

 

Edit: As you may have seen from reading my posts, I truly despise SkullTrail... Don't let that get in the way of this thread. :)

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SkullTrail is quite possibly one of the worst idea Intel has ever had.

 

Edit: As you may have seen from reading my posts, I truly despise SkullTrail... Don't let that get in the way of this thread. :)

 

I second that. Skulltrail will go as a failure in my books.

 

Hopefully Intel isnt letting their Wallet run their ideas.

 

Perfect system with more then enough Power is no more then $1500.

 

Get an P35 motherboard, $150

Get a new Q9300 $270

Get a single 3870 x2 $430

Get a 750w Power Supply $80

Get a 250gb hard drive $70

get a nice roomy case $100

Get 2gb DDR2 800 Ram $50

Get a DVD Drive thats SATA $30

Buy some extra fans $10

 

Thats Almost $1200, with the rest I would buy a nice 23" monitor for $220, a Logitech MX518 Mouse for $35 and a nice old keyboard lying around for free. Your At $1445 before taxes and you get a whole lotta fun with that.

 

$600 on a mobo is dum, $1000 on Ram is asking fr a divorce, $1500 on a CPU is crazy. $1800 on some GPU setup is insane. Figurinmg out 2/3 of the parts were DOA is priceless. ;)

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Skulltrail is no dumber than running triple-SLI with $1800 worth of 8800Ultras and getting spanked in benchmarks by two 3870X2s that combined to cost $900. Running triple-SLI or quadfire other than for benching is also pretty pointless.

 

However I do know several people who would love to have a dual-socket 771 board that actually supported FSB overclocking, although they couldn't care less about SLI, CF, or having the QX9775.

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But lets admit it, people that dont know anything about computers will hear "Triple SLI" and gorge over it.

 

On Ebay, If I try selling a single 3870X2 verson a PC that has 2 8600GTS in SLI for the same price, trust me, SLI wins even though it performs far less.

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Whatever works for him works? Dont forget, you get Quad Crossfire now? SO why Triple SLI?

 

Or Triple Xfire a 3870x2, and 2 3870. We know how much Xfire performs better then SLI.

 

SLI gains 50% while Xfire is more like 70-80%

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You know what I figured out, I would like to share.

 

This is how ATI labels the Drivers.

 

Year 2008 gives you the 8 in 8.3

Month March gives you the 3 in the 8.3

 

So

 

January we had 8.1

February we had 8.2

March we had 8.3

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