So im building my computer and the last thing i need is a motherboard that is suitable/stable. I plan on overclocking 3.6-4ghz. Price range $200-$300+ nego. I need ample room for 2 gpus/1 sound card. any help is appreciated! thanks!
Already aquired parts:
case Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
psu CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active
The Giga has been used often by the real staff here, and they have reported it is as solid, good value, strong performer, very willing overclocker. Hence the recommendation reported by Newegg.
The Asus is a good board for $10 less.
I don't see a need for the other boards, unless they have a feature you are keen on.
Unless I missed something, none of the boards will allow you to separate the two vid cards by a slot and still run x16-x16. So insetad of the Antec, you may want to consider a Silverstone Raven 2 case:
I already have those parts (902 case). i was hoping someone has 1 of the boards/vouches 2 cards will fit leaving reasonable amount of gap or incite on a board that does. Ive also heard to stay away from the giga as it is having problems with the ram.
my computer runs very cool and my gpu's never go higher than 40c. as for the onboard sound. i tell people the same thing...which is why its undecided/havnt choosen one, in the end ill most likely use onboard.
This will be my first overclockable computer and being so is there any software on any of these mobos that make that easier?
i believe it goes 16x ...slot of sound card then 16x. i dont know if its just me but i cant seem to find a board with ample room for both (2 slots seperating the 16x) i guess ill have to just watch the temps and go with 1 of the 4?
I'd have no way of knowing that they ever really had a problem, or are currently haveing problems. Those boards have been around for a while, so it would be sort of odd to have that kind of problem from Asus/Giga at this stage of the game.