Is this motherboard SLI Ready?

Motherboard: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/173974
Graphics Card: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/202279

I'm building my first PC, but was looking at the specs for the motherboard I'd chosen, and realised it doesn't say SLI Ready anywhere. I'm getting a Point Of View GTX470, and was kicking about the idea of maybe someday getting a second one. Would I be able to use SLI on my motherboard, and if not, can anyone recommend one that's about the same price and performance. Ta.
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  1. Yes it's SLi ready. For intel boards, the only requirement is 2 PCIe 2.0 lanes w/ minimum of x8 lanes.
  2. banthracis said:
    Yes it's SLi ready. For intel boards, the only requirement is 2 PCIe 2.0 lanes w/ minimum of x8 lanes.


    Ah, brilliant. I was just looking over my specs (as I have been doing obsessively lately :D), and I noticed the extra fan thingy I was using was a CPU cooler (Here's the link, as I'm not really describing it too well), but I plan on overclocking the graphics card. Would that cool everything off? Also, if it makes a difference, I'm using this case, which I understand is quite fan centric.

    Also, would you happen to know anything about SSDs? I just heard the term, and was wondering whether I'd need one.

    P.S.: In case you hadn't noticed, I'm not exactly too technically knowledgeable, I'd appreciate it if you could keep things simple :D
  3. The CPU Heat sink and fan doesn't cool the GPU.

    Modding GPU's with aftermarket cooling is possible, but it's a bit of a pain.

    CAse is fine in terms of airflow.

    SSD's use use flash memory instead of magnetic disks. They offer a tremendous performance increase in certain areas, sometimes order of magnitude faster than magnetic drives.

    see
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/2829
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