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wat is a good SLI mobo that i should get if i'm gona be running an 8800gts and maby a second one in the future. i'v looked at the 680i, but that board puts me over budget.
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It will be a little tough to find a good overclocking board with SLI option for less than the 680i boards.

I would recommend the P5W DH if you think SLI may be a desire in the future, it is a great overclocker, but it is in the same price range.

My recommendation is to not skimp on the board, as it is the base of the system and less likely to be replaced as often.....spend the money on the board, and save cash on the video card......I could never imagine paying $500+ for a video card.......
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yea board first card second.
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I would recommend the P5W DH if you think SLI may be a desire in the future, it is a great overclocker, but it is in the same price range.
Unless something has changed with Asus' BIOS, the P5W DH Deluxe DOES NOT support SLI. It's got an ATI Crossfire Chipset. It can run a single nVidia card as far as I know, but SLI is not an option with this board. Just a thought...
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Unless something has changed with Asus' BIOS, the P5W DH Deluxe DOES NOT support SLI. It's got an ATI Crossfire Chipset. It can run a single nVidia card as far as I know, but SLI is not an option with this board. Just a thought...
It is possible to get hacked drivers for that motherboard for SLI support.

I third the idea of getting the i680 board. Skimping on motherboard defintely isn't a good idea :|
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You can run sli on the pw5 dh using hacked drivers, but only at 8x 8x. The 680i is your best bet for intel and sli as its the only nvidia intel chipset that overclocks decently.
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If youre gonna spend that much money, who is gonna want to use "hacked drivers"? Crossfire runs at 8x also, just fyi.
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post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by opty165 View Post
wat is a good SLI mobo that i should get if i'm gona be running an 8800gts and maby a second one in the future.
And when that future arrives, your GTS in SLI will be slower than a single less expensive card that has just been release then, why bother with an SLI system?

Just get a P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi and enjoy the game.
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