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Hey guys, i'm building a new computer and originally had an SLI board in my build but am thinking it would be completely useless, considering I wont be using SLI, so my question to you all is whats the difference between the intel-compatable motherboards and things I should look for in picking one. How does a 945 board differ from a 865 or G965 board and that kind of thing?? I THINK I will be running a quad core processor also if that counts for anything. Thanks a ton guys.
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It would help if you would give us more details on the rig you had in mind.

Back to your original question 945, 865 and g965 are just different chipsets ( northbridge chip to be more accurate) , which dictate bus speeds , how many usbs, drive conectivity etc etc the g in front of a chipset number indicates that it has on board graphics. here you can compare chipset features

If you want a quad core latest system go for a motherboard with nvidia 680i chipset , doesnt matter if it has sli, you just wont use it .
    
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