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Well seeing that I can only get 2.26Ghz stable on this P5NSLI I was thinking that the mobo is to blame after reading a bunch of topics and threads on this board. My question is do you guys think this is true and if so, what mobo should I get next? Will get better ram down the road but for now a new mobo and tuniq tower 120 will be on the wya shortly. I got the tuniq coming but the mobo im not sure which one to get. Any help and advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks
    
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Well im not sure of that motherboards capabilities really. However if it turns out to be a motherboard issue I can reccomend the Asus P5B Delux to you...Great overclocker and can get up to 500FSB. Dont get the WIFI version though...Not as good overclocker.
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Well im not sure of that motherboards capabilities really. However if it turns out to be a motherboard issue I can reccomend the Asus P5B Delux to you...Great overclocker and can get up to 500FSB. Dont get the WIFI version though...Not as good overclocker.
Well Im lookin for the mobo out there that has the best overclocking capablities and SLI support for my E6400. Ill look into the P5B Deluxe thanks.
    
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Hey Pete, i may be still new to this, but i have the E6400 as well... although i don't plan on doing any SLi'ing in the future, i was thinkin bout it at one stage, in which case i was going to get the GA-8N-Sli, i have heard it is good for overclocking...

GA-965P-DS4 - this could also be a very good board, it has dual-pci-e gpu slots...
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Hey Pete, i may be still new to this, but i have the E6400 as well... although i don't plan on doing any SLi'ing in the future, i was thinkin bout it at one stage, in which case i was going to get the GA-8N-Sli, i have heard it is good for overclocking...

GA-965P-DS4 - this could also be a very good board, it has dual-pci-e gpu slots...
Well SLI is a definite and maybe even a 3rd SLI slot for a possible 3rd 7900GT in the future would be nice. Just heard alot of bad stuff about this board i currently run and from my experience in overclocking on it, it seems to be true. Other than that my rig is VERY solid I think.
    
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i'll agree with you on your rig being solid, it looks like a really good system... i'd seriously check out the GA-boards, they are looking seriously superb lately...

never been a big fan of Asus though...

the board i mentioned has 2 x 16x pci-e slots and 1 8x pci-e slots, supports triple view monitors, but i'm not sure that triple SLi is available as yet... i don't think there's even a game in the near future that will require such a hectic GPU config such as triple SLi... i could be wrong though...

also remember, your E6400 will more than likely not cut it if you want to go so big, maybe look at the bigger quad cpu series for that...

you'll also need a bigger psu for all those gpu's, and a helluva lot of cooling power... water cooling would be a good idea to look at in that case...
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i'll agree with you on your rig being solid, it looks like a really good system... i'd seriously check out the GA-boards, they are looking seriously superb lately...

never been a big fan of Asus though...

the board i mentioned has 2 x 16x pci-e slots and 1 8x pci-e slots, supports triple view monitors, but i'm not sure that triple SLi is available as yet... i don't think there's even a game in the near future that will require such a hectic GPU config such as triple SLi... i could be wrong though...

also remember, your E6400 will more than likely not cut it if you want to go so big, maybe look at the bigger quad cpu series for that...

you'll also need a bigger psu for all those gpu's, and a helluva lot of cooling power... water cooling would be a good idea to look at in that case...

Not lookin to pour more into this rig like that yet. Maybe later. RIght now I think my PSU will handle the load nicely and I just want a mobo that will overclock and have kickass SLI and overclocking features and stablility. I got a Tuniq Tower 120 on the way so CPU cooling should be good to go. Never had an issue with GPU's overheating with the BFG's and my case has sufficient cooling for air as well.
    
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I can reccomend the Asus P5B Delux to you...Great overclocker and can get up to 500FSB. Dont get the WIFI version though...Not as good overclocker.
That's not funny

I too would recommend the P5B Dlx, but I have seen some pretty impressive, STABLE overclocks from people running the new 680i boards. Not enough info for me to make a solid recommendation, but might be something to look at if you are buying a new board........previously SLI boards have had a history of being poor overclockers.....
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yeah I would wait for at least a couple of more months until a proven overclocker for the 680i chipset appears, or at least until the bios matures. There's just too many unknown factors right now, but the evga 680i board is looking pretty good for the price.
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iirc aren't the nvidia/ati chipsets supposedly horrible overclockers? my overclocking experience is limited but i see this all the time.
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