can those two boards run SLi because i heard that the p35 chipset cannot run Sli
As you can see in my sig I have the Striker Extreme.... not very striking... not very extreme, but that refers only to a Quad.
I have almost saved enough for an EVGA 680i (A1 or T1). If your friend really wants SLI, then perhpas one of those 2 mobos. They seem to have the best track record for OC'ing Quads.
I have even considered throwing in the towel, and returning to P35 or getting an X38 NB mobo...
note: Others have had some excellent results from the Striker, but not me.