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Please recommend a motherboard for this video card...

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October 10, 2008 5:20:41 PM

It will work in pretty much any mobo that has at least one PCIe slot. It is a PCIe 2 card so it would make sense to get a board w/ PCIe 2 slots although it does not make much if any difference now. Where the decision lies is do you ever want to be able to use more than one video card. At least until X58 mobo's come out you would need to buy a board with a Nvidia chipset that has muliple PCIe slots and supports SLI. If you are using a current Intel chipset you would be limited to one card but you could run an X2 card like the 9800 gX2.
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October 10, 2008 5:35:02 PM

If your PSU is big enough (say, 600W or more) and you intend to add a second video card later, then get this MB:

EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI, $160 after shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188026&Tpk=evga%20750i

If you're going to stick with a single video card, get this:

GA-EP45-DS3R, $116 after shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128344

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October 11, 2008 2:06:29 AM

Same thing. If you only want one video card, your best bet is a P45 motherboard. The GA-EP45-DS3R and Asus P5Q Pro are my favorites. They have the same features, except that the P5Q Pro has 8 SATA ports instead of 6. That's useful to some people but not many. I use 7 ports right now, but I don't know anybody else who does :) 

The GA-EP45-DS3L and the P5Q SE are also good and a bit cheaper, but IMO you lose too many features with them and not save that much.
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