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Need Motherboard for Dual Mode ASUS 9800 GT Graphics Cards

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January 17, 2010 12:58:47 PM

Please see my post in the Graphic & Displays forum in the Nvidia category: I'm looking to buy a new motherboard for a video editing workstation. My graphics cards, which I would run in dual mode, are ASUS GeForce 9800 GTs. I'd probably use a Intel Core i7-860 Quad-Core Processor. Can someone recommend a good mainboard to support these cards and this processor?

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January 17, 2010 2:11:43 PM

I prefer Gigabyte boards for overclocking and support provided and the UD – ultra durable – construction/

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-ultra-dura...

Also note the Gigabyte ultradurable boards selected by THG in their recent $2,500 Performance and $1,300 Enthusiast Builds:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-new-pc,2497.h...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-own-pc,2503.h...

This would be an excellent for SLI or Crossfire:

GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD4 LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also get a more expensive version with that the new SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0 incorporated:

GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – Retail - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although note there are some limitations on how it was incorporated into the P55 design:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-performance...




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January 17, 2010 2:13:33 PM

ASUS P7P55D-E PRO: Great MB, USB 3.0, SATA 6 GB/s, dual GPU support, great OC, and second generation design.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just noticed that Rockyjohn posted at the same time about Gigabyte boards, and I wanted to say that Gigabyte makes great motherboards. I would not hesitate to by either an ASUS or Gigabyte motherboard.

Good luck in your search.
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January 17, 2010 3:13:44 PM

Thanks to you both. I'm currently conversing with rockyjohn in the Graphic & Displays Forum if anyone wants to joing us.
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January 24, 2010 11:10:51 PM

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