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Looking for an AM3 or LGA1156 board with SLI

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September 10, 2010 6:42:51 PM

So I have two existing GeForce 9800 GT cards that I want to SLI. For the CPU, I'm thinking of getting either i5-760 or Phenom II X4, mostly due to the attractive price per performance. What motherboard would you recommend? I've had good experiences with ASUS and Gigabyte boards, so I prefer those brands, but I'm open to others as well. My budget for the mobo is $100-$200, but it can be a little flexible.

Thanks for your help.

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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 6:59:12 PM

lufen said:
SLI... For the CPU, I'm thinking of getting either i5-760 or Phenom II X4 ... I've had good experiences with ASUS and Gigabyte boards, so I prefer those brands, but I'm open to others as well. My budget for the mobo is $100-$200, but it can be a little flexible.

Thanks for your help.


$140 M4N98TD EVO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The ASUS M4N98TD EVO is about the only "good" SLI MOBO for what you want to build.
September 10, 2010 7:41:30 PM

jaquith said:
$140 M4N98TD EVO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The ASUS M4N98TD EVO is about the only "good" SLI MOBO for what you want to build.

Huh, how come there aren't many options? Is it because people don't usually need SLI with my mid-range CPU and graphics cards?
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 7:50:09 PM

^ Because the other AMD SLI MOBOs have a lot more documented problems, and I know the M4N98TD EVO will work and is in your posted budget ~ look'n out for you. ;) 

And yes the AMD is not as good platform or very supported SLI platform. :( 
September 10, 2010 8:00:56 PM

^

Great help, so the AMD side is settled.

I looked around newegg and couldn't find any LGA1156 mobo with PCIe 2.0 dual @ x16. Do they even exist?
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 8:04:30 PM

lufen said:
^

Great help, so the AMD side is settled.

I looked around newegg and couldn't find any LGA1156 mobo with PCIe 2.0 dual @ x16. Do they even exist?


As I said "look'n out for you! YES the ASUS is a {2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual @ x16 )} !!!! :love: 
September 10, 2010 8:08:10 PM

Yea the ASUS you linked is dual x16, but that's for AMD. I just wanted to find an Intel mobo that does the same thing to keep my options open. That way... when a good deal comes around, I'm ready to pull the trigger ^^
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 8:24:22 PM

I {oops/duh} overlooked the i5-760, and no the 1156 doesn't {yet} allow dual @ x16. However, even 2-WAY SLI GTX 480 won't be impacted on 8X PCIe.

EVGA P55 / SLI 132-LF-E655-KR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I built one rig with the EVGA P55 and it's an excellent MOBO and the best for OC. I really like ASUS and love EVGA and both are prudent choices.
September 10, 2010 9:19:06 PM

Cool, cool, so 16x16 and 8x8 are both fine, good to know.
Now how do I pick the best answer on this thread and mark it resolved? :) 
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 10, 2010 9:38:40 PM

Right of the post -> click {ribbon} Select as best answer. Thanks! And good luck!
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