SLI support confusion

This computer I'm looking at to build has 2 PCI express 2.0 x16 slots but I'm a little confused about the details. This is the mobo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128433

and I want to get 2 of the same vcard. This is the vcard I'm looking at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339

Please don't say change to this or that.....unless I need to support. I don't want anything better, I'm on a tight budget and will having 2 of these vcards (same one) and this mobo work together? I have the bridge to connect them. I'm just a little confused about the details on the mobo that they say.
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  1. Can't be done.

    The P45 chipset only supports crossfire, not SLI. Crossfire: two ATI cards. SLI: two Nvidia cards.
  2. What is a good mobo, for ddr3 atleast 1066, supports SLI? and preferred lga775
  3. 2 9800GTX+s in SLI is a bad choice now, the card are very outdated and expensive.
    Getting a new Mobo for this isn't worth it,

    Either get 2 HD5750/70s or a single GTX470.

    But since you haven't build the PC yet, what is your budget? Lets see if we could build a better system for the same money.
  4. There are no good MBs for SLI and LGA 775.

    Only the problem-ridden Nvidia chipsets like the 750i

    That's why we advise using the newer P55/i5 route for SLI these days. Or to save money you could go AMD with a 980a chipset... but honestly I don't trust any Nvidia chipset currently.
  5. That's a good point from timop, you probably can get a faster single GPU solution for 230 bucks... like this EVGA GTX 460.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130570
  6. We want core 2 duo >3.0GHz

    prefer ddr3 but ddr2 will work if have to. 4G atleast.

    We want to rock the crap outta games like, crysis but unbelievable. I have a 9800 and I get 100 in l4d2 so we figured 2 of them would be just insane so something that literally will go insane run any game maxed performance that wont be outdated in like 3 years....

    500GB 7200rpm atleast.

    dvd burner

    Card is most important!!
  7. Quote:
    We want core 2 duo >3.0GHz

    prefer ddr3 but ddr2 will work if have to. 4G atleast.

    We want to rock the crap outta games like, crysis but unbelievable. I have a 9800 and I get 100 in l4d2 so we figured 2 of them would be just insane so something that literally will go insane run any game maxed performance that wont be outdated in like 3 years....

    500GB 7200rpm atleast.

    dvd burner

    Card is most important!!

    Dual 9800GTX+s are actually quite slow, nowhere close to maxing out Crysis.

    You missed the important, whats the budget?
  8. 800-900
  9. That's a great build, just start with one GTX 460, but use the 1GB version I linked. Or see this thread for a better deal:
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1538838

    However read down. Apparently they (Zotacs) can be loud?
  10. Proximon said:
    That's a great build, just start with one GTX 460, but use the 1GB version I linked. Or see this thread for a better deal:
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1538838

    However read down. Apparently they (Zotacs) can be loud?

    Nice deal on the Zotac. Its reference, so I dont see a reason of it being loud, maybe he got a bad fan or something.
    Nevermind, yeah it is different, but it got rid of that stupid mini-HDMI.

    Though It depend on his resolution, for 1680*1050 (maybe even 1080p) the 768MB SLI is perfectly fine IMO, the $25($50) savings do outweight the performance benefits.
  11. Another good point. I tend to look at cards for the 19x10 res.... but still if he's getting just one I think it worth a few more bucks.
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