Yo guys im new to the Forum and hoping you guys can help me make a good choice...
Im looking for a motherboard that can do SLI, and that you can also adjust the CPU multiplier for overclocking. I wanted to got with the Asus P5B deluxe but there's no support for SLI .. Also my GPU is going to be a single BFG 7950 GX2 for now and want to add a second in the Future.. Cost is no issue just want a stable motherboard were the CPU multiplier is unlocked up and down hopefully, and is ready for quad SLI... 2-- BFG 7950 GX2 cards.
let me know if i need to add any other info that would help...
C2D + SLI + great overclocking = I doesnt exist yet... (maybe even wont).
What you should think of is if you will really need QUAD SLI??
Unless youre running at resolutions higher than 16x12 a SINGLE 7950GX2 is overkill. Check out the VGA charts in tomshardware and youll fully undersand what im saying.
Also if youll have another $550 for a video card in say 6 months, it is very likely that DX10 cards will be here and youll simply swap your 7950GX2 for one of them.
The P5B Deluxe has unlocked the multipliers and offer "future-proofability". Look up a review on Anandtech for more info.
I wouldn't trust a 7950 GX2 to work right on a 975 or 965 based system. You really need to go with some sort of nforce system. It may be single slot but it's still SLI and needs a mobo that can support that. I have yet to hear a single report of a 7950 GX2 working in mutli-gpu mode on a 975 or 965 mobo.
It'll work in multi-monitor mode just fine on those boards, but that'll be slower for games than a 7900GTX.
i dont think SLI is really worth it few games really run that much better with it, save the 400 bucks and just wait for better graphic cards to come out, or buy more ram or faster ram and overclock your cpu to the max.