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What's a good motherboard for me?

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November 30, 2008 12:09:10 AM

Im thinking the EVGA 780i.... Im not 100% that I will overclock or go SLI in the future, I most likely will but lets assume Im going to do this...

Here's my list of parts.

NZXT Tempest

Video Card: XFX GTX 260 Core 216 Black Edition

PSU: Antec 850watt

CPU: Intel E8500

RAM: G.Skill PI Black 4gig (2x2gig)

OS: Window's Vista 64bit

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 640gig 7200rpm

ROM Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA


Now, just saying I do go SLI and OC, what will be the best motherboard for me for around or under $200

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November 30, 2008 9:34:01 AM

If you want to go SLI then you are going to have to go with a Nvidia chipset. The 790i's are a little out of your price range so I would go for something like the EVGA you suggested or:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But the Nvidia MoBo's don't oc well, they suffer from high NB temperatures,so you would probably have to get a north bridge cooler if you wanted to do an heavy duty over clocking.

Alternately you could just not go SLI at all (which is what I would do) and get something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 30, 2008 12:18:10 PM

Will the XFX GTX 260 Core 216 Black Edition be good enough to run modern games on high for a while so that going SLI wont have to be an option?

I was thinking about going with ASUS... Could you reccomend a good asus board for me that will meet my needs, subtracting the SLI feature please.

Thanks
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