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Searching for a good 1155 SLI motherboard

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April 15, 2012 8:57:11 PM

I'm planning on building a new system within the next couple of days. I'm going to be using an i5-2400, 2x Zotac 560 Ti in SLI (I already own these), 850 corsair HX professional series , 912 HAF, 2x 4 GB Kingston HyperX, Crucial M4 128 GB, and a 2TB Seagate. I have all of the parts picked out or already owned, except the motherboard. So, looking for recommendations on the best possible motherboard. I won't be overclocking the CPU obviously. My price range is anything at around $170 or below that. I will only go higher than $170 if the upgrade is really worth it. Please help me find a good motherboard :)  . It will need hyperthreading support, since I'll be upgrading the CPU this year again.

Also, I know that my PSU is overkill, but I do plan to upgrade the CPU and graphics cards later. Just buying the high watt PSU for future upgrades.

I do have some 1155 motherboards in mind, but I'm not totally sure if they are the best choices. Oh, and my use for my PC is work, school, and gaming. Thanks for any help! Below are some of the motherboards that I've found myself, but I'm not totally sure on the choice. I am experienced at PC building, but I've never used SLI, so I'm not entirely sure what to look for besides 2x PCI express slots. 16x+8x works, both run at 8x when in SLI correct? Also, I am willing to pay the price for a motherboard that supports 3-4 graphics cards. I'd love to have 3-4 560 Ti's in SLI if possible :) . Oh, and one last thing, please don't post any bundles or deals from Newegg, because I won't be shopping there. The links are only for reference.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 16, 2012 6:32:50 PM

If you want to get (its a small amount, but still) a somewhat cheaper build, you could get a mATX board. I used one for an Amd system long ago.
April 16, 2012 9:15:46 PM

Scratch that, you probably need a board more capable of Sli.
Four graphic card slots can be hard to find.
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April 17, 2012 4:12:49 AM

Thanks for the reply Light Plasma. It turns out that I decided to go ahead and buy the motherboard. I did quite a bit of research and ended up settling down with the P8Z68-V/GEN3. I saw the P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3, but for the extra $ it didn't seem to interest me. I ended up slightly downgrading the PSU to a Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2. I didn't really need that much power to do 2x 560 Ti in SLI. I also learned that you can't put 560 Ti's in 3-way or 4-way SLI, so scratched that idea. Possible future upgrades may happen, so I did want to have some extra power still in order to have breathing room.
April 17, 2012 6:26:54 PM

Yeah no worries, I mainly wanted to help your post not drop too low too fast.
Nice to hear you found your motherboard. I'm getting an Asus Z77 something mobo soon.

That is probably a great PSU though, I actually looked at the same one today.

Feel free to share the experience on how good that SLI works here!
April 17, 2012 8:02:32 PM

I'll let you know how the build goes. I just installed the PSU into the case. Got here in 24 hours lol. Love Amazon Prime :) 
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