Hey, I'm essentially building a new system (all I'm keeping of the old one is the case, HDD, DVD-Drive and PSU) and I really want to futureproof it, so I decided on getting an 8800 GTS with an sli motherboard so i can just buy another 8800GTS instead of replacing the card. Unfortunately the only ASUS sli socket 775 other than the striker extreme i could find (i.e in my price range) is the P5N-E, and I've read that there are some major compatibillity issues with my cpu of choice, the Intel E6750, partly due to the 1333Mhz FSB. I was just wondering if anyone could clarify the whole thing for me as i've read alot of conlifcting things on the subject
If it helps the specs and links for my new system are (hopefully):
As far as I'm aware the CPU and Motherboard are technically compatible, as the board supports a 1333 FSB, but i've read some accounts that they do not operate well together and some accounts say they run perfectly, I was just wondering if anyone has any experience or advice on this issue
zenmaster is right. Get a GA-P35-DS3R, for example, it's the simplest, safest and cheapest solution.
If you really want the SLI option, I'd recommend the P5N32-E SLI Plus or the P5N32-E SLI. They are less expensive than the Striker and the offer two 16x slots for SLI. The P5N-E doesn't do that.
You may need a BIOS update for these boards to work with E6750, I don't know...