Motherboard for Adobe CS5

Hello all!

I am new to building custom Pc's and I need help choosing a good motherboard. I want to use the AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor so I'm looking for a great am3 motherboard. The computer will be used for Video editing using Adobe's CS5 Production Premium suite so I'll need a motherboard that can handle at least 16 gigs of Ram. (I'd like to eventually upgrade to 32 Gigs) CS5 has an a new mercury playback engine, and to get the most of it, it requires you to use a Nvida graphics card, so I'd like a SLI motherboard as well. And if at all possible, I'd love the motherboard to be as future proof as possible. I'm looking to spend at max 350$, (of course I wouldn't say no to a great bang for your buck type mother board) Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
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  1. I don't think there are many AMD boards which support more than 16 GB of RAM... I'm pretty sure for most if not all motherboards 16 GB is the maximum. There aren't many boards that support SLI which are compatible with the Phenom II X6 1090T either. However I can give a few AM3 boards that support SLI:

    MSI NF750-G55
    MSI NF980-G65
    ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme (Not sure about current availability)
    MSI 870A-GD60 Hydra (May be released soon)

    The last two won't need BIOS updates, the first three may.

    You may not need an SLI ready motherboard if you do not intend to join the cards together in SLI, however I'm not sure.
  2. $350 on the motherboard alone or what?

    if so, just get a x58 motherboard and call it a day.. crossfire/sli triple channel memory.. pretty future proof.. usb3 esata, you name it.. done deal..
  3. Ummm yeah, if you want 32GB then you pretty much need a 2P or workstation/"server" type board with a lot of RAM slots.

    8GB is fine for most people not doing pro level work.
  4. Visit the Adobe hardware forums with questions like this

    I'm doing the same research as you and from what I understand so far, most people using CS5 Production have 12GB of RAM under Win 7-64 Pro or better.
    You really need an x58 with an i7-920 or better for this.

    Forget 32GB, that crazy. I'm going to max of 24GB only because I handle 800MB Photoshop files which are all handled in RAM

    You doing video editing?
  5. I didn't read good. Yes you doing video.
    Intel chips way outperform AMD for NLE
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