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Good MOBO for i5-760 and SLI GTX460?

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August 30, 2010 10:17:23 PM

To be completely honest of all the computer hardware in a desktop, I really don't understand motherboards. I plan on building a desktop with a i5-760 CPU, 4gigs DDR (1600) and GTX460 SLI.

What would be a good motherboard for this setup? If someone could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it. I feel completely lost.

Thanks a ton in advance!
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August 30, 2010 11:02:17 PM

For starters, you will need a P55 based motherboard that specifically says it supportsl Nvidia SLI. Just having 2 PCIe slots will not work. Also just because it says it supports ATI Crossfire, does not mean it supports SLI. The board should also come with it's own SLI bridge accessory to connect the two cards. Don't worry about splitting the x16 lane into x8 and x8. Hardocp.com has run tests to show that is not an issue.

Most of the newer motherboards have USB 3.0 and SATA III, both of which are nice, but by no means necessary.

These roundups are getting a little old, but may give you some ideas:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lga-1156-motherboar...
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/P55-Motherboard-Roundup/...
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1158/8/

This is an up-to-date motherboard review database:
http://www.mbreview.com/motherboard-review-database.htm...
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