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March 15, 2012 5:13:47 AM

So I have been informed that I need a new motherboard if I would like to run my 2xGTX 460's in SLI. I don't understand very much about PCIe 2.0 slots, but I was told that my current ASUS P7P55 LX does not have the appropriate number of the correct PCIe to run this set up.

So what I need is help finding a motherboard that will fit my current processor and allow for this SLI set up. I don't have a lot of money, so the more cost efficient the better.

Here is what I have:

ASUS P7P55 LX

Intel Core i5-760 (LGA 1156)

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)

Any help would be much appreciated. I try to sort through the fast sea of motherboard options, but I find myself confused when it comes to what is best for SLI.

Thank you in advance.


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a c 329 V Motherboard
March 15, 2012 5:51:28 AM

Your mobo is certified for Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support! Not the SLI.

This motherboard brings you the multi-GPU choice of CrossFireX. The motherboard features the most powerful Intel P55 platform to optimize PCIe allocation in multiple GPU configurations. Expect a brand-new gaming style you’ve never experienced before!
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March 15, 2012 6:11:52 AM

Yes, I am aware of that. I'm trying to figure out what a good mobo would be to purchase.
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a c 329 V Motherboard
March 15, 2012 6:31:38 AM

Same Intel LGA1156 Platform / Intel® P55 Express Chipset?

U are keeping the CPU, right?
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a c 329 V Motherboard
March 15, 2012 7:18:24 AM

matchgrade said:
Correct.

I was looking at this as a cost effective option:

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P55-GD65.html#/?div=Detai...

I see that the dual video cards run at x8/x8, but for a single display I was told that shouldn't make much of a difference for gaming.

What is your opinion?

#1 There is not much to choose from for this 1156.

#2 You would not notice the difference, especially on one display.

That MSI is OK as well : ))
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