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Posted on 2008-06-13
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Hey all,

I'm in a bit of a time crunch and i'm having a hard time locating a PC with 2 PCI Express slots 16-bit with windows XP. Does anyone have any recommendations? Maybe even help put one together?
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by:jamietoner
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"16-bit" did you mean 16x? What will be installed in the slots? If video cards are you looking for SLI(Nvidia) or Crossfire(AMD/ATI)?
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by:brian226
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This will need to go in both slots
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/crepro/products/parhelia/apve.php

We need a new pc to put those cards in so we can stretch video accross three screens.
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by:jamietoner
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Do you want OEM or DIY? If OEM any manufacturer's you would prefer?
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by:brian226
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I'd prefer OEM but wouldnt be opposed to do it myself
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by:jamietoner
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Do you prefer Dell, HP, IBM, etc...?
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by:jamietoner
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and whats your budget for the machine?
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garycase earned 500 total points
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I'd just build your own ... there are quite a few motherboards with two x16 slots => in many cases, however, one works at x8 speed ... so check carefully.   This is a good board with two x16 slots that work at full speed:  http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=306661&CatId=0
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by:Wakeup
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Also realize that most of the OEM'ers may not have Dual PCI-E 16x slots out of the box.....So going that route may not be so easy...or cheap.
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by:brian226
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Are there any OEM's out there that do have it?
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by:garycase
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The high-end gaming PC's (e.g. some Dell XPS systems) will have dual 16x slots => but I'm not aware of any business-oriented desktops that do.  
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Many of dell's workstations(precision series) also have dual 16x pci-e slots.
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