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SLI Motherboard?

Hi there! I'm looking to purchase a SLI motherboard in the future and was wondering if anyone can help me choose or recommend a great one thats also not too expensive. I'm hoping to spend less than 250 and my specs are as follow

AMD Phenom II X4 840 at 3.2 Mhz
Galaxy Gtx 570
Ultra X4 1050 watt power supply
8 gigs of ram
GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2P mobo
Thermaltake V3 Black edition case
with 2 extra fans
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  1. Here are 2 lists of good mobos that will suit your needs and lay within the budget.
    Although you haven't specified the make and model of your RAM. You can still check out the specifics of the mobos listed here
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%204017%20600138080%20600158776%20600166242&IsNodeId=1&name=AMD%20990FX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%204017%20600138080%20600158776%20600165296&IsNodeId=1&name=AMD%20990X

    Depending on the peripherals you want to connect later on and stuff like that, also for a further upgrade to the BD series and beyond of processors these models have been listed.
    I would personally go for the Sabertooth or in general Asus, MSI or Gigabyte boards. In order of preference.
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    After all, this is the Tom’s Hardware 2011 Recommended Buy

    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    Features
    TUF CeraM!X Heatsink Coating Tech. - 50% Larger area for heat dissipation with the revolutionary ceramics-coating technology

    TUF Thermal Radar - Real Time Temp Detection and Heat Removal

    DIGI+ VRM - Herald the Arrival of a New Digital Power Design Era

    TUF Components [Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; Certified by Military-standard] - Certified for Tough Duty

    E.S.P. [Efficient Switching Power Design] - Optimal power efficiency for key components

    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts
    5 years limited
    Labor
    5 years limited

  3. ASUS Sabertooth is an amazing board. Ona side note though, if you go SLI GTX570, your CPU will bottleneck them like you wouldn't beleive. Even a X4 980 bottlenecks tw 6950s. I'd go for an FX-8150 if I were you.
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