Looking for a great non-sli/crossfire Mobo.

I don't plan on SLI and i'm mostly finding great "sli" boards. I am building a new setup with a very overclockable nvidia 460gtx. I had originally planned on getting a 550w power supply, a high quality non-sli mobo (hoping i can save money by not getting sli board). and the 460.

However, i've never SLI'd before and don't know its real benefits so i'm not 100% sure if I should be avoiding an SLI board. if I do get one i'll have to add more $$$ to my PSU and get a 650 or higher.

New to the boards and any suggestions would be great. Thanks guys.
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  1. supermoonbeam said:
    I don't plan on SLI and i'm mostly finding great "sli" boards. I am building a new setup with a very overclockable nvidia 460gtx. I had originally planned on getting a 550w power supply, a high quality non-sli mobo (hoping i can save money by not getting sli board). and the 460.

    However, i've never SLI'd before and don't know its real benefits so i'm not 100% sure if I should be avoiding an SLI board. if I do get one i'll have to add more $$$ to my PSU and get a 650 or higher.

    New to the boards and any suggestions would be great. Thanks guys.


    You don't need more power to use a motherboard that has an extra slot. If the slot is empty, it doesn't add to your power requirements.
  2. Crashman said:
    You don't need more power to use a motherboard that has an extra slot. If the slot is empty, it doesn't add to your power requirements.


    Indeed, however I feel I might be wasting money on an extra slot if I don't at least make plans to use it at some point in the future so upping the PSU would seem mandatory or i'm just setting myself up for making that slot completely useless.
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