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Which Motherboard should I buy?

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December 18, 2010 11:32:21 AM

Hello,

I am building a new PC .Specs as follows

Intel i5 760
Nvidia GTX 460 1 GB
4 GB DDR/DDR RAM (depends on MOBO)
500 GB Hard disk
750 watts PSU

I need some suggestions on a motherboard ,on which I can SLI my 460 , which is about $125 in price

MOST IMPORTANT-- should I buy these before release of sandy bridge?

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a c 435 V Motherboard
December 18, 2010 11:48:04 AM

If you want sandy bridge, then wait to order everything except ram, which is cheap right now. Sandy bridge is socket 1155; it won't work with current socket 1156 motherboards. Newegg has an asrock sandy bridge board now. Intel wants your $$; they usually require a new board chipset/socket with major releases.
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a c 715 V Motherboard
December 18, 2010 12:13:53 PM
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Don't order ANYTHING if you're waiting for P67 MOBO. You want to make certain that the RAM is compatible per MOBO; the 4GB sticks especially - to a lesser degree the 2GB sticks. I've noticed that DDR3 RAM has been dropping in price; some high quality Corsair has dropped as much as 25% in the past week.

I've seen some P67 MOBOs listed for sale e.g. P8P67 PRO http://www.buy.com/prod/p8p67-pro-atx-intel-p67-socket-... Obviously, the LGA 1155 socket is NOT compatible with the LGA 1156 CPUs.

I 'wish' Intel would, they could, have better reverse compatibility like the AM3 socket...but it's always something to wish for none the less.
December 28, 2010 7:07:24 AM

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