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What Motherboard Should I Get?

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February 9, 2009 10:15:29 PM

I am looking for a new motherboard that can support

8 gigs 800mhz Ram
2 graphics cards (SLI)
Intel Socket 775
64 bit support
led light compatible
2 PCIE slots 16x

I prefer eVGA, and MSI
but others are fine too

90-140$ price range

If my specs are not shown below then tell me and I will post them!


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February 10, 2009 4:37:02 AM

There are no good SLI mobos under $140, you're looking at around $200.

My recommendation would be a P45 mobo, better stability and overclocking.

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R is only $105AR.

When your video card is no longer performing adequately, sell it and upgrade.
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February 10, 2009 5:14:10 AM

u would have to get a nvidia 700 series chipset...such as 750i or 780i or 790i ...
But u would have to spend a little more...
And do post ur specs...
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February 10, 2009 5:24:18 AM

but if u r planning to buy the graphic card then u shuld get the mobo tat theanimal said...but the one wit 2 pcie slot.. GA-EP45-UD3P and get the ati cards for crossfire..
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February 10, 2009 5:24:10 PM

My recommendation is to stay away from MSI.
Get Asus or Gigabyte preferably.
February 10, 2009 6:28:11 PM

Depending on the specs.. SLI or crossfire.

THe UD3P gigabyte will be your best bet, or the P5Q PRO ASUS. for Crossfire,

you'll need a little more for SLI. Just to do SLI you will need to have atleast $185.00 before m-i-r on the evga 750i, and on the ASUS sli's are over $200 mobo's.

so think twice on SLI..
well, there is one that i found, but it hasn't had much of a good review yet to be seen.. $134.99 so + shipping looking at around $145.00
February 10, 2009 8:04:54 PM

Also, is there a big performance difference with 800mhz ram from 667 ram?
You guys think i should get a new mobo? I am still deciding...
Here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT
Win XP Professional 32Bit
4 gigs of Ocz RAM clocked down to 667
Maxtor 500 Gig HD
Asus P5nsli Motherboard
Samsung 1680x1250 22" Widescreen monitor
Thermalake 500 Watt Power Supply

In the future i will probably get a faster cpu and another 9800 gt for sli