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August 22, 2009 10:49:28 AM

Hi. Specs are:

QX9650 - 3.6
4 x 1GB DDR2 800 5-5-5-12
ECS 9800 GTX+ @ 830/1910/2540 with T-rad2
GA-P35-DS3L
1000W Zalman ZM1000-HP PSU
Antec 200 with 5 fans
1 x IDE DVD drive
2 x STA HDD
Lenovo 22" 1920 x 1200
Win xp 32-bit

Will get win7 64-bit when it's out.

I want at least 1600 FSB support (without overclock), at least 2-way SLi support (both lanes at 16x), DDR2 1066 or higher (without overclock), and obviously a 775 socket that supports yorkfield CPUs.

I also plan to get a GTX 380 or similar, and then later on add a second one, then maybe a third, or however nvidia's gonna play it.

Any suggestions?

Ignore the subcatergory pls.

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August 22, 2009 10:54:16 AM

Also have a CNPS 9700 NT
August 22, 2009 12:43:07 PM

The only decent SLI board that meets your requirement would be this one.
ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would recommend either of these two Options below.

Go with this P45 board and do Crossfire if you want to keep your QX9650 and DDR2 Ram.
ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $229.99
(great board, built two of these for friends running GTX 295 graphic card.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The other Option is to sell your QX9650 & DDR2 Ram. And move up to either Core i7(1336 chipset) or Core i5 (1156 chipset) when it comes out by late Sept to mid Oct.

EVGA has a sweet P55 FTW board that will be release shortly that supports both LGA775 and LGA1156 CPU heatsink offsets.
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

The reason I am suggesting this is I have 2 paperweight boards (1st is a 780i and the 2nd is a 750i), both are different brands (Asus & Evga) that I could not get them to run stable even on the Bios stock settings. Hate to see some one else get frustrated and lose money on them.

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