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Hey guys, wanting some opinions on this.

Currently i have a Asus M4N75TD Motherboard, and its been solid. However the nvidia chipset is aging and lacking some current features that i wouldn't mind having. (USB 3, sata 6g/bit)... not to mention teh black and red would look awesome in my system

A daily offer has caught my eye on scan, and they have a CH IV formula for £150, now i can get £50 for my current motherboard because i will be doing a build for a friend in the near future on a tight budget, and that would suit him perfectly.

So, my question is, is it worth spending £100 for the motherboard upgrade? As the 890fx chipset is looking to be compatible is BD when it drops it also seems like a cheap way to future proof and ready my system for a BD upgrade.

Any thoughs?

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Hi.

I think that is better wait for bulldozer, if you get that mobo that's a very good mobo and can support BD, you also will need use HACK SLI for install the GTX 460 SLI that you currently have. While the new BD mobos will comes with full support for BD CPUs and Crossfire and SLI without limitations and officially supported.
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I wouldn't rely 100% on a SLi hack ..
I think you should wait for Bulldozer, or eventually upgrade to Sandy Bridge now.

This is no good time for an upgrade to AM3 with multiple Nvidia cards.
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The only thing about waiting is this:

This is a top end board for £100, its fully loaded with features that even many BD boards may not have when released, and there is no way of telling what sort of BD board you could get for £100 on release but im willing to say it wont be one of this caliber.

Im not to worried if the SLI hack dosn't work, i would be willing to ditch the 460's for a single config if required, but so far the SLI hack has been proven to be reliable.
     
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The only thing about waiting is this:

This is a top end board for £100, its fully loaded with features that even many BD boards may not have when released, and there is no way of telling what sort of BD board you could get for £100 on release but im willing to say it wont be one of this caliber.

Im not to worried if the SLI hack dosn't work, i would be willing to ditch the 460's for a single config if required, but so far the SLI hack has been proven to be reliable.
At the time Bulldozer is released, your beloved motherboard will probably be lower priced ..
It's just a couple of months or so.
It's your choice, of course. If you think the motherboard will suit you perfectly, then buy it. I would say it's a waste of money, regardless.
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Yeah the CH IV comes with a lot of features but even that when BD comes out this mobo will not support all the features of BD. Don't you think that is better have officially SLI support that hack SLI?, because I do.

And keep in mind that as soon as BD comes out, ASUS will comes out too with a CH line for that, so, there's not point of get that mobo now with your arguments.
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I respect you opinion buddy, thanks for the input. +rep.
     
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It is an awesome board man, and that is a great deal... but you should really wait for bulldozer and the new 9xx chipsets to come out... You have only like a month longer to wait!! Even though there is speculation that BD will work with the CHIV... you might as well wait it out!!

And... if you still want a CHIV next month I will sell you mine with the water block and everything
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Personally, I would get it. Even if you use the motherboard for two months, and even if the CHIV drops in prices, and even if SLI hack is not 100% reliable....

The CHIV is still a great board, and people will still buy it. You would not lose that much money in turn around. I'm waiting for my CHIV to be delivered ATM, but if the new 9xx chipsets are AMAZING, I can still sell my board. There will always be a market.
    
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