A new motherboard

Hi Guys

I need help :??:

My gem of a wife has bought me a GFX card for Xmas which is exactly the same as the one i have so I can run them SLI. Unfortunately my mother board only has one PCi 2.0 slot so I can't install a second card :(

I have looked at a few boards but lots of them don't have two pci slots and I am hopeless at buying stuff compatible with existing components (my most memorable buy was a 775 socket board when I had an AMD chip :S)

The reason I have posted here is because you guys know your shizzle! I really want a board that works with my CPU, SLI, RAM and SSD :o But my knowledge is limited as to what is current, value for money and backwards compatible.

I will list my components so you can laugh at my setup and maybe pity me...

AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB L3 Cache

Corsair 8GB Kit (4x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.9V

OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 90GB SSD



Thermal Take Soprano Case

Barracuda 7200rpm H/D Sata 2 or 3 ?

And my existing Mother Board is a Asus M3N78-VM :non:

I don't have alot of pound coins but if the price is right I would consider a board/ram bundle but need to stick with my Phenom CPU for now :(

Thanks for taking the time to read this guys, and even more thanks if you have a board in mind or have done a logical search



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  1. Oh and forgot to mention... sound is no real biggy as I will get a sound card for my Roccat kave 5.1 phones, but I guess that may need a extra pci slot ???
  2. i have been recommended this http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html#/?div=Overview but I am un-sure if my power supply would be up to it?

    In addition to hardware I have a G15 keyboard, RAT 5 mouse, and two displays... 19" and 21"

    Im struggling tbh :(
  3. I guess Tom is on holiday :cry:
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