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I am in search of the best SLI motherboard that supports the new Intel quad QX6700 processor, and is also a good board for overclocking. I am getting mixed opinions on this question in my other thread to build the ultimate gaming PC (http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...imited-3.html). Some poeple think the best mobo is the ASUS P5W64, but it's not SLI. I was thinking about going for the ASUS Striker, but I am getting reports from others about SATA issues with that board, however, I have not see any proof of this in the form of online reviews or anything.

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Well, I'm not an intel expert or anything, but I will suggest a couple of boards.

The Asus Striker does seem to be by far the best 680i board out, but I think it's just a tad overpriced

Being that the the Striker is sold out at the minute, I'll post up some other suggestions

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR

ASUS P5N32-E SLI

Personally, I would like to give the EVGA board a try, but that just me

Well, hopefully I was of some help, and good luck with your build!
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Well, right now the Striker Extreme seems to be the ONLY one that's good for overclocking, as the rest seems like they're having lots of issues when overclocked.

Too bad the Striker is $400, is it still? I'm not sure but last time I checked it was $400 which in my book, it's $390 overpriced for an nForce based motherboard. But that one is the only one that I've people NOT complain about it.

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The P5N32-E SLI is an excellent overclocker. I've been seeing it all over the net in forums. There are, however, some bad boards being sent out.

I'll have my system together Tuesday. If the board turns out to be a bad one, oh well, i'll RMA it. But I expect to see a lot of overclocking.
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A few guys said the ASUS Striker received bad reviews on this site in the "News" section. Where is that section on this site? I have not been able to locate the reviews.

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Well, from what I've seen, there's a couple of people that have had good luck and I haven't heard that many bad stories, maybe because the board is so expensive and barely a few guys are able to afford it.

IMO, just get a P5B Deluxe and a GeForce 8800 GTX, you can get one for $555 now, and that card alone is faster than two 7900 GTX.

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Well, from what I've seen, there's a couple of people that have had good luck and I haven't heard that many bad stories, maybe because the board is so expensive and barely a few guys are able to afford it.

IMO, just get a P5B Deluxe and a GeForce 8800 GTX, you can get one for $555 now, and that card alone is faster than two 7900 GTX.

Where did you see the 8800 GTX offered at $555? I searched on PriceGrabber.com and the best price I found was like $600.

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A guy is selling a brand new in a sealed box at XS classified but you could get same one but from egg and for $559: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150205 AMIR.

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A guy is selling a brand new in a sealed box at XS classified but you could get same one but from egg and for $559: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150205 AMIR.
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