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March 29, 2010 3:55:20 AM

I'm having trouble choosing a good mobo for my attempt at a budget rebuild. My goal is to finish my build off w/o going too far beyond $200 on the mobo.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: sometime soon BUDGET RANGE: 800 or so - Before/After Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:
keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, PSU, HDDs, PCIe wireless, PCI sound, GPUs, i7 930

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: whoever gives a good deal COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: none atm

OVERCLOCKING:
Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Mobo needs to support 3 gpus - 2 in sli w/ my 8800GT doing physx.


Let me know if more info is needed.

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March 29, 2010 4:29:11 AM

Mobo options -
Gigabyte X58A - UD3R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But if you want a cheaper option -
ASRock X58 Extreme
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But this doesnt have USB 3.0 or SATA 6GB/s though unlike the Gigabyte...

But note that both the mobos will run the 2nd card and the 8800 in x8...
If you want a config like x16x16 for SLI and x4 for the 8800, then get the ASUS P6T...
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P6T&title=Asus-P...
But again this also doesnt have USB3.0/ SATA 6GB/s

And also check if you could use your PCI sound card after populating 3 graphic cards...I doubt you can...

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

CPU Cooler...
CM Hyper 212+
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...

CASE -
CM HAF 922 - Very spacious and very good airflow...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 29, 2010 4:35:02 AM

Thanks for replying. I forgot to mention that i need 7 sata ports. Having 6gbs sata is nice but not mandatory. As far as sound goes, i've pretty much conceded that i'll end up using onboard due to the lack of expansion slots on boards w/ 3 x16 slots.
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March 29, 2010 5:13:07 AM

^ Then the Gigabyte looks like the better option of the above boards...Other options with more SATA ports will be costlier tha $200 IMO...
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April 5, 2010 2:58:04 AM

Best answer selected by Quorwyf.
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