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Ok, I need something that will obviously support a Core 2 Duo...It doesn't have to support anything more than an E6700, but quad core support would be a plus, in case I want to upgrade in the future.

It also needs to:

- Have SLI and dual PCI-e x16, so I can run two 8800GTX's in the future (if I decide it's worth it) and not have to suffer them having only PCI-e x8 when running together.
- Be able to support up to 8GB of DDR2 PC2-8500
- Have at least 2 PCI slots.
- Be an excellent overclocker
- Have plenty of room for a large CPU fan to be installed.
- A single IDE channel would be a plus, but wouldn't be absolutely 100% necessary.

I've always been a fan of ASUS boards, so they are preferential, but as long as you can recommend me something good by another manufacturer, that's ok too.

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Gigabyte ds4, or ds3, or just the s3 would do you fine.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013

Very good motherboard, does everything you want, and it a proven overclocker
    
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This is exactly what you are searching for, depennds on your budged choose the right one:

- Asus Striker Extreme (Most expensive)
- Asus P5N32-E SLI 68i chipset(I think around 170 dollars, I got mine for 150 euros.)
- Asus P5N32-E SLI SLI Plus (same as the P5N32-E SLI, only with 650 hcipset)
- Asus P5N-E SLI (the cheapest, around 100 bucks)

They are all VERY GOOD overclockable, very stable and very good mobos.
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post #6 of 16
get a p35!
gigabyte: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128046

asus: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131182

if you dont really want to shell out for a p35, im selling my p5n-e sli soon.
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post #7 of 16
Why are so many of you recommending P965 and P35 chipsets when he clearly stated he wants SLI?

Desperado1987 and xfranciscox92 were the only people that recommend what you want. I would recommend the Evga 680i NF68-A1 or the Asus P5N32E-SLI 680i.

Good luck and let us know what you decide.
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Originally Posted by Silviastud View Post
Why are so many of you recommending P965 and P35 chipsets when he clearly stated he wants SLI?

Desperado1987 and xfranciscox92 were the only people that recommend what you want. I would recommend the Evga 680i NF68-A1 or the Asus P5N32E-SLI 680i.

Good luck and let us know what you decide.
If a board has 2 PCI-E x16, but doesn't state SLI nor Crossfire, can you still go onto one of the modes?
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post #9 of 16
To Silvia's point, the 680i boards are the best and the Asus overclocks better than the EVGA (I've used both).

Depending on budget:

Asus P5N32-E (680i)

Asus P5N-E (650i)
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
If a board has 2 PCI-E x16, but doesn't state SLI nor Crossfire, can you still go onto one of the modes?
No, because it will run the first card at 8x and the second at 4x first. Second, those boards will only support crossfire native, you will need hacked drivers to run sli.
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