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Decent, budget-priced sandy bridge mobo?

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Only features I really care about:

-Overclockability
-8x/8x 2-way SLI (or better i guess)
-ATX Form Factor

Cheapest thing with all of these would be nice.
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MSI P67A-G43
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130583
I'm using it right now, and it's great. No problems with it so far, and it's is very well priced for all the specifications you stated. You can't go wrong with it.
Shoot me a PM if you have more questions.
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The motherboard I have is a great board if you want SLI and a decent OC but dont want to spend more than you have to.
    
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GA-P67A-D3-B3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128487 If you don't go too hardcore on the overclocking (4.6ghz+), you should be fine.
    
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The motherboard I have is a great board if you want SLI and a decent OC but dont want to spend more than you have to.
The GA-P67A-UD3-B3 does not support x8/x8.
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post #6 of 11
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Yeah, even though 8x to 4x only seems to be like a 10% performance loss I think it's relevant personally. That MSI board looks good, but I'm open to more suggestions as well. Thanks Justin.
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post #7 of 11
curious, the 10% performance loss means the CPU won't run as fast as what we expect? so if we OC it to 5.0G , it actually only runs like 4.5G?
post #8 of 11
I would go with the AsRock Extreme4!


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curious, the 10% performance loss means the CPU won't run as fast as what we expect? so if we OC it to 5.0G , it actually only runs like 4.5G?
If talking about GPU performance loss, why would you think it will affect CPU performance?
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id wait until wednesday when Z68 is released
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by TrueOptic View Post
Yeah, even though 8x to 4x only seems to be like a 10% performance loss I think it's relevant personally. That MSI board looks good, but I'm open to more suggestions as well. Thanks Justin.
Performance difference is very low. Maybe 5% max based on all the comparison tests I've ever seen.
    
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