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September 5, 2010 1:18:30 AM

I'm looking to upgrade my computer in the next few months, but unsure of a mother board to get.

I would like to be able to OC my processor (Athlon II X4) and be able to run my GPU's in SLI (GTX 460 1gb).
The Motherboard would need to have at least 4 DDR3 240pin slots, probably not going to dual channel.


Would I be better off waiting for the AM3+ motherboards to come out for future upgrades?
What PSU should I get to be able to run both of my 460's?

Saw this Motherboard on sale: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 6, 2010 4:15:15 AM

You can also try MSI's FUZION mobo. It does everything and has everything you need + it's "futureproof."
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September 6, 2010 7:26:15 AM

I wouldn't recommend Fuzion now,because the drivers are still immature.
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September 8, 2010 3:10:22 AM

g00fysmiley said:
sli caling > fuzion

its an interesting concept and mixing gpus seems awsome but sli and cf both outpreform it

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

thats my personal choice for the situation



I've heard nothing but bad about SLI AM3 boards. Have you ever owned one? Can you verify they aren't garbage as most people say they are.
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September 8, 2010 3:45:47 PM

i can say i have built one rig on that board went with a good am3 phenomII and it sli'd fine with 2 460's didn't play with the system much and the person i built it for really only runs WoW but it runs it in ultra at the 60 fps (thats his monitor refresh rate so no use trying anythign higher)

but i have heard people say they have driver issues and such never really run into any issues just cards into slots, sli cable, then turn on sli after installing drivers
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September 8, 2010 4:39:48 PM

Yeah, think I'll avoid it then as I've heard a lot of people have issues with it.
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September 8, 2010 8:59:52 PM

I would not recommend AMD with SLI, CF is okay. Instead I would look at X58/1366 if you want a good running SLI rig.

As far as a PSU for 2-WAY SLI GTX 460 - I like the Corsair TX850W or maybe TX950W just in case you have extreme OC, 2-3 HDD/SSD, and if you add a third GTX 460 or PhysX in the future.
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September 15, 2010 12:10:42 AM

Best answer selected by jaguarmatt.
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September 15, 2010 3:04:14 AM

Just as general info u can SLI in any mobo with chipset ATI or VIA u only need hack the mobo.
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