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Recommendation for a Micro ATX board for C2D chip. SLI?

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January 15, 2007 5:38:03 PM

Looking for some help in picking a good MicroATX board. Or should I just use Falcon computers frag box setup as a guide? Planning on a new build with TT's new LanBox. Any help welcome, thanks
a b V Motherboard
January 15, 2007 6:24:26 PM

Gigabyte GA-965GM-S2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

Sorry, no SLI, no XFire available in a mATX for Conroe. Also, there are no P965 mATX boards available either. Overclocking will not be a good option, but you can get a GeForce 8800 and have an awesome gaming rig...
January 15, 2007 7:08:53 PM

Thanks for the info, Was wondering why I couldn't find any with SLI. Too soon I guess.
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a b V Motherboard
January 15, 2007 7:18:28 PM

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Thanks for the info, Was wondering why I couldn't find any with SLI. Too soon I guess.
No room.
January 15, 2007 8:15:19 PM

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Thanks for the info, Was wondering why I couldn't find any with SLI. Too soon I guess.
No room.
No room... I'm not so sure. EVGA has a 939 socket micro ATX sli board. But what might be no room is the 8800. Wonder if that will fit in the lanbox.
January 16, 2007 12:38:51 AM

here is the only microatx SLi board i know that works good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

only problem is i dont know if your 8800gt will fit in there. Micro ATX dimensions are 9.6'' x 9.6'' and from what ive seen the 8800's are about 8-9 inches across. So you would be pushing it. Also if you wanted to run those baby's in sli you wouldnt be able to use the only PCI slot that is offered.
a b V Motherboard
January 16, 2007 11:47:04 PM

For now no m-ATX mobo with SLI or Crossfire exists for Core 2 Duo. Most boards use the G965 chip. It is a real, real dog when it comes to overclocking.

The only m-ATX mobo for C2D which allows you to OC (that I know of) is the ABIT IP-95 LGA 775 VIA P4M890 Micro ATX. According to one user review, he was able to OC the E6600 to 3.4GHz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

I'm kinda eyeing this mobo for my next HTPC.
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