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Best Quad Mobo & Why?

post #1 of 6
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Hey guys
Tell me which motherboard you think is the best for overclocking Quad's, and why.

It can't be 680i, though. 965P and the likes please (I don't have too much money to spend).

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post #2 of 6
well, the motherboard in your sig.

I would advise a P5B.
    
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post #3 of 6
Asus P5KC. P35 for just 150 bucks. doesnt do RAID though, so you might want to consider the P5K vanilla, AFAIK it does RAID.
post #4 of 6
Either of the new P5Ks from ASUS will do an excellent job at overclocking a Quad Core CPU. By far, it's been tested by several people at XS and the P35 is the best out of the nFarce 680i and P965.

And if you want some features, you can decide which ones you're interested in by looking at this chart:

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Need a board that can support Dual x16 SLi.
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SLI or CrossFire? If you mean SLI then you'll need a 680i I believe. Could be wrong though.
    
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