I need suggestions for a mobo - for a crossfire setup

Hi everyone,

I'm putting together a build - i really don't know much about crossfire compatible boards at all so i was looking for some options for under $150-$200.
Crossfire is the goal. Support is necessary. 2 16x slots would be nice.
FSB 1066 is okay. 1300 would be prefered.
And I don't really need DDR3 support.

Thanks for any help
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  1. Just for the benefit of other people coming in to answer your questions, I'm assuming you're wanting an Intel board right?
  2. Edit: If you're looking for 2x PCI Express x16 with both having x16 mode, X38 would be your most inexpensive chipset. It would support 1333 MHZ FSB. I would probably go with the one evongugg suggested below, else you might be close to breaking your budget.

    Good luck!
  3. I would look into X48 motherboards. Price is higher though.

    GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336
  4. Or you can llok into an X38, which is a little cheaper.

    DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813136045
  5. evongugg said:
    I would look into X48 motherboards. Price is higher though.

    GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336


    +1

    There's also a P5E Deluxe, a few bucks cheaper than the Gigabyte. Personally I'd get the Gigabyte, but maybe you prefer Asus.

    Edit: there are some cheaper motherboards based on P45, which support Crossfire too, but they're not a good idea. Example P5Q or GA-P45-DQ6. You should pick X38 or X48. This article explains it.
    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1472/intel_p45_vs_x48_crossfire_performance/index.html
  6. evongugg said:
    I would look into X48 motherboards. Price is higher though.

    GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128336


    +2

    Great board for a great price.
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