Update on Building My First Computer

Gustin Johnson gustin at echostar.ca
Sat Oct 18 10:35:25 BST 2008

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Sean Darby wrote:
> I recently found out there's an AMD chipset, which supports ATI's
> Crossfire, though doesn't support NVIDIA's SLI... so I'm guessing I need
> a motherboard with the NVIDIA chipset so I can use NVIDIA/SLI, though am
> not sure how I can tell if the motherboard also supports AMD...
> unless... it says "AM2+" on it?
> What are the similarities/differences between AMD's 9950 and 9850?
> Someone recently suggested considering their 9850 instead of their 9950.
> In any case, this first build of mine is for gaming (though hopefully
> capable of upgrading for better gaming later) and for producing music
> (definitely - hopefully - capable of lots of upgrades later).
> I'm gradually narrowing things down.
> Here's an update to the list...

There has been a similar discussion on the 64Studio mailing list.  A
couple of us have had a lot of problems with AM2 (and AM2+) series
motherboards.  I have personally wrestled with 4 different chipsets all
supporting this platform (not for just a DAW).  I am back to Intel now.

Of course, you are free to make your own choice.
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