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Ati videocard and a nvidia chipset mobo

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  • Started 5 years ago by SSSammy
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SSSammy
Posts: 40

So I'm trying to build my own Gaming PC for the 1st time
Can i put a and Ati videocard into a mobo with a nvidia chipset?

the specific components are:
ATI Radeon HD 4870X2
EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1

if not, then what equvilent mobo can i get that is intel ready
preferably something equal or cheaper in price

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

SSSammy

No use fooling around.
Time to go Dual CPUs with some real memory plus cross fire plus real raid.
Start your spread sheet.
Here's your page.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....er=PRICED#
Kindest Regards,
Rick P. ♥ :)

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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

You can use a ATI card in a motherboard with a nVIDIA chipset.
The only issue you will have is you want to put two video cards in and have then run in dual link mode.
ATI cards use Crossfire and nVIDIA cards use SLI.
An nVIDIA motherboard will only support SLI so you can't use an ATI card with Crossfire on an nVIDIA motherboard.

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JonMCC33
JonMCC33
Posts: 266

Just to add to jd2066's post, Crossfire works on AMD and Intel chipsets, although with the Radeon 4870 X2 it will work on any chipset - including nVIDIA.

No need to go dual CPU. Just get a quad core processor. ;-)

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SSSammy
Posts: 40

thanks guys this was really helpful
raphoenix i think dual cpu is overkill :P plus i need to stay within budget

ill be posting my build soon, so look out for that thread
i hope you guys will give your feedback on my build, some parts i'm still not sure of

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

SSSammy,

Was only having having a bit of fun with you as it is Halloween week.
Server Boards and Game Boards have different purposes so figured you would pick up on my (dry) sense of humor.
Being into H/W, that EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 MB is an interesting product to say the least.
Don't get many questions on that brand name.
Thanks for posting and stay with us.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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