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I'm making a build for my friend, and he wants to make a nice Core 2 Duo build.

I'm considering a nice 6300, with 2gb of possibly G.Skill RAM and SLI'd either 7600GTX or 7800GTX (if they make GTX for both those models)

I'm just wondering what motherboard to go for. It doesn't need ANY options whatsoever for overclocking, it just needs to be rock-stable and never crash.

Any suggestions would be great, I prefer ASUS just because of my personal experience with them, but I am open to any ideas.

Thanks,

NiK
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131045
runs SLi with hacked drivers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025
runs SLi better with hacked drivers (but i think nvidia is going to release official ones)
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Originally Posted by NiK_0_0
I'm considering a nice 6300, with 2gb of possibly G.Skill RAM and SLI'd either 7600GTX or 7800GTX (if they make GTX for both those models)
If you want official SLI support then your options are very limited - from Asus P5NSLI or P5N32-SLI Premium.
Btw I would look at 7900GS or 7900GTO
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I may go with the P5NSLI just because official SLI would be nice, and its not too expensive.
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Please explain why a company would make 2 pcie 16 ports if only one could be used? Is it for dual monitors or something? Seems stupid to have pcie16x2 and not have SLI capabilities
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Please explain why a company would make 2 pcie 16 ports if only one could be used? Is it for dual monitors or something? Seems stupid to have pcie16x2 and not have SLI capabilities
exactly, its so they can sell the SLI version for more money,

Its like the DFI Lanparty Ultra-D and SLI-D
same mobo literally, but the SLI version has a miniscule change on the South Bridge, a specific resistor is different
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I may go with the P5NSLI just because official SLI would be nice, and its not too expensive.
Do not buy!!! If you OC, it is crap, have only reached 291 on the FSB frequency, and barely stable enough at that. Good luck...
    
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If you want to overclock, then none of the SLI boards available NOW will overclock well. I am using a P5N32-SLI Premium right now and had better overclocking with my P5N32-SLI SE...I would go with a 975X board and use hacked drivers if you want to overclock and have SLI. Just my two cents.
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If you want to overclock, then none of the SLI boards available NOW will overclock well. I am using a P5N32-SLI Premium right now and had better overclocking with my P5N32-SLI SE...I would go with a 975X board and use hacked drivers if you want to overclock and have SLI. Just my two cents.
make that four cents. (aka, i agree, nvidia chipsets DON'T overclock.)
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he did say
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Originally Posted by NiK_0_0
It doesn't need ANY options whatsoever for overclocking,
plus he specified Asus ...

afaik the only hacked drivers for SLI on 975X are 80 series so don't support later cards.
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