Need New Motherboard. Advice is needed.

Hello everyone. I have built a couple of rigs in my day. I have a new project but i can't seem to find a good motherboard. I plan on buying a motherboard to house these components:

CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz
VIDEO- 2X EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2
MEMORY- ?
HARD DRIVE- Western Digital 250GB
SOUND- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty
MOUSE- Logitech MX518
KEYBOARD- Logitech G15


My main worry is with the video cards. I would like the PCI EXPRESS 2.0 slots to be seperated so there isnt heat issues. I also need suitable DDR3 memory to go with the motherboard. Any comments and suggestions is appreciated.
Thanks guys.
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  1. Here are your choices:


    ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232

    ASUS Striker II Formula LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131255

    MSI P7N Diamond LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard with SoundBlaster X-Fi Extreme Audio - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130158

    I'd recomend one of the last two and depending on how good the sound card that's included is I'd tell you to get rid of yours or theirs
  2. As for memory I'd suggest this one: (with this you can OC up to 3.0Ghz)

    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    3DMark08 Vantage Advanced Version included w/ purchase
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146726

    Up to 3.75 with this one:
    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    3DMark08 Vantage Advanced Version included w/ purchase
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146755

    And 4.0 with this one:
    mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
    3DMark08 Vantage Advanced Version included w/ purchase
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146785
  3. Are you thinking of a DDR2 motherboard or DDR3?
  4. bump
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