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Hi everyone. The search feature isn't really *working* for me. I never get any matches searching around.

I'm on my first build with a $1500 budget. I've put together a list of things, and thanks to stuff I've found on these forums, I managed to fit an 8800GTX into the budget. To do this, I decided to drop the AMD 5600+ that I had intended to get and replace it with the 3600+, which I heard is a beast of overclocking potential, and Cooler Master Hyper TX hsf. My question is, though, whether or not the ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe will be able to handle the sort of overclocking I'm after. I really just want to make sure I don't bottleneck the GTX, which really is the staple of the build.

Here's the mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131013

It's SLI capable... but in the end, I'm not entirely sure if I'll be going SLI with the GTX. But if possible, I'd like to keep the possibility open.

If the M2N-SLI isn't going to cut it, could you suggest some suitable (not necessarily SLI capable) socket AM2 boards that would make good replacements?

Thanks, and sorry for the long winded post. Any feedback is welcome.

Oh, and here's my build list for anyone interested:
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...dget+gaming+PC
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the m2n-sli deluxe is great at overclocking it has very good ocing options in bios other than the mem. it only gives a few options for mem i think its 800mhz/667mhz/533mhz/400mhz. but if you want the abilaty of sliing 8800gtx id go for the m2n32-sli since it has 16x on both pcie's where the m2n-sli only has 16x + 8x.
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I've been looking at some other motherboards from Biostar, Gigabyte and DFI. I found a couple SLI capable boards that are cheaper than the M2N-SLI. Would any of these be a good replacement as far as overclocking goes?

BIOSTAR TForce TF570SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138059

GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128321

GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128014

DFI INFINITY NF570 SLI-M2/G Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136020
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post #4 of 6
dfi have the best OCers though i have not used them but if you want the 16x on both lanes capability id go with either of these.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188016

with the 590 chipset you can do 16x in both pcie lanes but with the 570 you get 16x and 8x in the second which would bottle-neck a gtx

edit- just checked the ram you plan to buy id if you want to keep it at near 800 mhz the ones you chose would be fine but there are cheeper such as these but if you want to go higher than 800mhz then these would suit better
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Dfi for sure, it has been proven that the 16x on both lanes dosnt yield any better performance as of yet, Im too tired to provide some proof, but some simple google searching will reveal all.
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Thanks. I found an article on the subject you mentioned.

http://forums.slizone.com/index.php?showtopic=4776

Oh, and the G.skill sticks I got work with the 3600+ I'm getting as a combo deal. I save $15 with that deal, which offsets the difference in cost with the Corsairs.

I think I'm going to go with the BIOSTAR TForce TF570SLI. It's not as tried and true as the 550, but the 550 doesn't bolster SLI capabilities. So I'm going to take the chance with this one and see how it works out.

Oh... and I need extra 4-Pin to SATA power cables... are these what I'm looking for?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812104558
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