Just joined, but have been viewing these forums for over a year for advice, and always find an answer, good stuff.
I want to escape the 775 world and move onto an 1156 motherboard. I'll be recycling my outdated but still useful 8800gtx oc2. I'm shooting for an i3 that i'll oc, since gaming is my main use, so there isn't really much point imo to spend hundreds on anything better, and can always upgrade to i5/i7 down the road (on a bit of a budget also). I'm also coming from an old e5200 so... I'll see a ton of improvement in an i3 from my perspective anyway. I also can't justify upgrading to another 775, and my mobo is flaky and not able to oc. no bios updates available, it was a failure. My setup is a couple years old, and I was a total noob. Now that I'm just starting to grow out of noob status, I laugh to myself about the crap choices I made.
So in short, I need suggestions on a decent 1156 motherboard that will have good oc abilities, and sli would be nice down the road also, thanks.
Kinda leaning towards P55-UD3R (remember kind of on a budget, but don't want complete garbage... and that makes no sense???)
Hmm, I like both of your suggestions. Thanks for letting me know the gigabyte doesn't support sli, I must have overlooked/assumed. I have another question though. Both of the suggested boards look better than what I had originally picked, but do they support the i3? The gigabyte doesn't list the i3 as supported, but I found out that it actually does. Is this the same case with these two boards? Thanks for the replies.