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SLI-Ready Motherboards in the $200-250 range


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gambLe1109

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If you had $200-250 to spend on a motherboard, which one would you buy? It must be ATX, Socket 775, SLI-Ready. The processor going into it will be a Pentium D820.

Please use tigerdirect or NCIX with links, I cannot order from Newegg :)

I was thinking about this one: http://www.ncix.com/...u...2&promoid=0

Edited by gambLe1109, 22 November 2007 - 01:30 AM.

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I would get this one. In fact, I did get that one, and I love it. :)

But just so you know, using SLI with a Pentium D would be pretty pointless, as the CPU would bottleneck even just one video card severely.
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I will update my CPU before I go SLI. What do you think of the one in my link? At first I was set on that 680i that you linked but they're out of stock and have no ETA.
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Try looking for one with the 680i chipset - or if you can wait, the 780i chipset motherboards are set to be released in the coming weeks.
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There is a shortage of 680i chips at the moment, most retailers are having difficulties getting ahold of the motherboards that need them.
Evga and other manufactures realize the problem and NCIX should have some soon, but like you said no one knows of an ETA at this moment.
Found this out from Terran (he's NCIX staff).
I also suggest getting the one Settybet mentioned, though, I'd order now and get on the back order list if you want to get this asap.
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I recommend THIS DFI motherboard I hadn't seen it till now. DFI makes the greatest motherboards for overclocking and etc, basicly what you pay for is worth every penny. And its a P35 chipset which is newer than the 680i.

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It must be SLI-Ready.


P35 chipsets aren't SLI ready. And plus, newer doesn't always mean better. In this case, it doesn't. The X38 chipset is the only Intel chipset that can compare to the 680i.

What's next, are you going to say that AMD's Phenoms are better than Intel's Core 2 Quads? :) Or are you gonna tell me that ATI's 3000 series is better than NVIDIA's 8000 series? :)
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I personally don't recommend SLI or Crossfire as they are just marketing gimmicks. One can find better cards for the price of the two cards that youa re getting, unless there is no better card than the current.

Also stettybet0, I find your comment to be offensive as it questions my knowledge of computing. I was just pointing out that DFI makes good motherboards and that the one I suggested is a good overclocking motherboard, I am not forcing him to buy the Mobo I suggested he can buy what he wants.

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Sorry buddy, I was just joking because of the little ATI banner in your sig, nothing personal.

However, I think SLI is a main feature the OP wants in his motherboard, considering how the title is "SLI-Ready Motherboards in the $200-$250 range"
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No harm done I can take a joke I guess. I am not a fan of ATI just am stuck with one for now.

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