I am currently in the process of upgrading my current system, and i am at a stand still at the moment. I can not decide what motherboard i should purchase. I have read benchmark after benchmark after review and still am undecided. I am looking for a AM2+ motherboard that is a good overclocker, and preferably with sli support. My primary use for this pc will be a gaming pc. I will be pairing the mother board with a phenom II 940 and 4gbs of 1066 DDR2.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated, and if i forgot to mention anything please let me know i will be more than happy to answer any questions
Any AM2+ mb with SLI support will have an nVidia chipset . These dont have a great reputation for anything .
The reason quite simply is that they dont overclock as well and they are not as stable as the AMD chipsets .
So its worth ignoring SLI
Get a mb with a 790 series north bridge and a 750 series south bridge . Buy a reputable brand . I prefer gigabyte and ASUS . Asrock is good and budget , and there are some good reviews of the newer Biostar boards on newegg.
will the 955 work with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ? I would have to just flash the bios correct, and the only thing i would be missing out on would be DDR3 and the memory bandwidth from the DDR3 controller on the 955. Reason i ask is i already have 4gbs of DDR2 1066mhz and would have to see it go to waste. Keep the input coming guys and thanks for your help so far.