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Okay, I know that this mobo is great, from what I've read:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136009
but I missed that great deal on Black Friday, because I was broke then (now I'm ballin, LOL NOT!)
but I also see this similar one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136165
I am ordering a HIS X1950 Pro tommorow. so I want to make sure that the MOBO has enough room next to the PCI-E slots to allow for Crossfire in the future. To run Crossfire, do I need a MOBO that has an ATI northbridge? (Xpress 3200 or 200)
Forgot to add, socket 939
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post #2 of 4
You want the Top link...My Motherboard in other words.

Its better than the other one Due to the fact it has a much better Improved chipset for Crossfire. You will also find with the Bottom Board it features SATA 2 also...And yes theres plenty of room for Big cards and CF.
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I agree w/ Enterprise with this one. Awesome OC'ing options, chipset runs cool even with upped voltage, SATA2 and well, the Xpress 3200 is newer than the Xpress 200!
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Awesome! I am ordering the HIS X1950 Por tommorow, then when my RMA goes through for the Sapphire X1950 Pro, it's MOBO time! Thanks for the help guys, and Roberto, I'm going to post my 3dmark scores as soon as I get that bad boy in the mail and installed on that thread that I started for 3dmark scores.
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG UC88-B Ultrawide, ASUS VS278Q Ducky Corsair AX1200i Caselabs STH10 
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