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AM2/AM3 motherboard that supports SLI?

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December 1, 2010 7:48:51 PM

I am thinking to buy 2 GTX460's, a new PSU and a new mobo. I have an AMD Phenom x3 AM2-cpu but I don't want to buy new CPU. My motherboard has only one PCI-E x16-slot so I need a new motherboard. I have limited budget, so it must be cheap, around 150€. If you know a good one, tell me. :) 
December 1, 2010 8:00:49 PM

I found a MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum. Is that good mobo?
December 2, 2010 10:39:49 AM

Nice old board BUT there are few things you need to pay attention to before making your mind:
1- The PCIE slots speed is x8/x8 in SLI mode.
2- I think that the board has 3+1 power phase only, which will affect the OC headroom on AM3 CPUs.
3- It is a DDR2 1066 USB2
4- The copper heatsink on the voltage regulators might block aftermarket heatsinks.
5- The Nforce North Bridge is well known for its problems on AMD boards.
6- I do not think that your old Phenom x3 will be able to max out two GTX 460
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December 2, 2010 11:35:42 AM

I have 3x 2Gb DDR2-800MHz RAM. I wanted to use the CPU and RAM from my old mobo. I can not afford a new CPU and RAM. There goes money too for a new case. A cheap CoolerMaster Elite 310, because my case is mATX and I haven't seen any SLI mATX mobo. :( 
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December 2, 2010 12:20:51 PM

Better wait for a week or so and get the new HD 6950 or HD 6970, even the last one should be within your budget considering the cost of two GTX 460 and a mobo.
December 2, 2010 5:46:18 PM

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so what exactly are you wanting a SLI ATX board or have you changed you mind.
not looking good on lga775 SLI mATX boards by the way so maybe you need to give that idea up..

I am looking for AM2-mobo with DDR2 and SLI-support (x16/x16). Then I dont need to buy a new CPU and RAM. And an mATX mobo rather than ATX mobo, so I dont need to buy new case.. :D  But I bet that those AM2 SLI-mobos are very hard to find. :/ 
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