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Can someone please tell me what the best ATI motherboard.
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post #2 of 11
Did you mean best ATI video card? If so, then you must be more tired than I am right now!
post #3 of 11
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no, i mean the best motherboard that can support ATI Crossfire and such, im looking to get a 3870x2 or maybe even wait for the 4870x2
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I would highly reccomend The Asus P5E I have nothing short of greatness to say about this board and you can flash it with the Rampage Formula bios to unlock extra tweak setting in bios it is truly a great thing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219
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post #5 of 11
I'd say Asus Maximus Formula, or wait for MSI X48.
Dont get mobo's with P35's or P965 cause they dont support a full x16 speed for both PCIe slots.
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post #6 of 11
Yep, in other words, P35 doesn't do CF or SLI.
post #7 of 11
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Yep, in other words, P35 doesn't do CF or SLI.
well it DOES do CF, but just not at it's full potential.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Dolo001 View Post
I would highly reccomend The Asus P5E I have nothing short of greatness to say about this board and you can flash it with the Rampage Formula bios to unlock extra tweak setting in bios it is truly a great thing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219
lol is there any budget board good for CF aswell i need to get a new board cause i swear mines making my gaming so bad :|
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post #9 of 11
If Crossfire is what you want to do, you are going to want an X38 or X48 motherboard. Very popular options are the Asus Maximus Formula, Asus P5E (Maximus without some of the bells and whistles), and the DFI Dark X38.

You of course COULD go P35 and buy the pre-Crossfired single-slot 3870x2. P35 boards overclock just as well as (if not better than) the X38 but generally come at a lower cost.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by Dolo001 View Post
I would highly reccomend The Asus P5E I have nothing short of greatness to say about this board and you can flash it with the Rampage Formula bios to unlock extra tweak setting in bios it is truly a great thing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219
i just noticed... How the hell can u flash a bios from an X48 board on an X38 and work it? I think u mean the "Maximus Formula", NOT the rampage.
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