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July 15, 2010 10:31:33 PM

Are there any decent AMD motherboards that support sli? I'm getting a gtx 460 and plan to sli in the future and am a bit torn on choices.
I like the pricing of amd processors and boards but I'm trying to decide whether to get an amd or go with an i5 750 such as this combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... which seems like a really good deal for an intel quad under 300 after MIR.

I have the money if I want to go ahead with the 750 but is it worth a small extra over like a 955 or 965 for gaming?

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July 15, 2010 10:54:46 PM

For an AM3, you really have two worthy choices, either the ASUS 980A chipset motherboard or the MSI 980A chipset motherboard. Neither are the best of options as Nvidia chipsets have a long history of isssues (just not recommended).

If you want SLI, I think your best bet is going with the i5-750 setup. You will 1) get a better SLI setup and 2) a better all around system, though at a slightly higher cost :(  .
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July 15, 2010 11:06:02 PM

tecmo34 said:
For an AM3, you really have two worthy choices, either the ASUS 980A chipset motherboard or the MSI 980A chipset motherboard. Neither are the best of options as Nvidia chipsets have a long history of isssues (just not recommended).

If you want SLI, I think your best bet is going with the i5-750 setup. You will 1) get a better SLI setup and 2) a better all around system, though at a slightly higher cost :(  .


Well said.
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July 15, 2010 11:17:19 PM

+1 ^ Definitely, if your heart is set on SLI, you need to stop thinking about AMD and starting thinking i5 or even i7.
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July 15, 2010 11:31:04 PM

There are also 750a based boards from ASUS and MSI, both for about $100. With those boards you would have an 8x/8x setup, which is what you would have on that EVGA board, where as the more expensive 980a boards would give you 16x/16x. If you're just going to go with one GTX 460 card for now, I would say go with the MSI 750a board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a 955BE.
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July 16, 2010 2:09:59 PM

Hi.

You can go with any mobo chipset ATI or nVidia for the SLI just get the best for ur money.
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