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Which are they, what are their advantages/disadvantages, and....yeah!

I'm looking to get a new motherbaord because mine (780i) has the messed-up northbridge to which I can't get aftermarket cooling.

I don't mind if it's a DDR3 board since DDR3 is getting cheaper, but it must have at least two PCI-e slots and support for every CPU to come.

Also, is it even worth it to change boards now, or should i wait for Nehalem and get a board that supports it? Eta?

Many questions, answers, and reps to come!
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When you say '2 pcie slots' , is it for crossfire or SLI ?

If its for SLI theres only one other board thats better than the 780i, that is the 790i.

If its crossfire then there are a lot of good boards but the best chipset would be X48. The next CPU generation to come is nehalem so nothing out now supports that.duh.

nehalem will be here by the end of the year, and the compatible chipset is will be the X58.
    
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Brythe pretty much has it down some sources point to the new Nehalem chips with the the intel chipsets so that means you'd have to go with the gpu(s) thats going to support that mobo. Is it possible for you to RMA that board and get that NB fixed somehow? That way you can still stick to SLI.

Another question is that NB holding you back from your OC? Or is the temps on it just really high and nothing you can do about it.
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Crucial MX100 256GB SSD 1TB hard drive (5400 rpm) Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive Stock Cooling 
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Brythe pretty much has it down some sources point to the new Nehalem chips with the the intel chipsets so that means you'd have to go with the gpu(s) thats going to support that mobo. Is it possible for you to RMA that board and get that NB fixed somehow? That way you can still stick to SLI.

Another question is that NB holding you back from your OC? Or is the temps on it just really high and nothing you can do about it.
There's nothing technically wrong with the NB, I just find it really annoying because it's huge, loud, and irreplaceable. No NB cooler will fit on it. It's in the 60s so not burning hot, but I like to keep every single thing under 50.

Now I'm stuck between getting an x48 for two 4870s/4850s or a 4870x2, or a 790i with a GTX 280 or two GTX 260s....
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well my ip35 pro has 2 pci-e slots but the second one its only x4
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i like the asus max extreme or the lesser P5E
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I would vote the Bonetrail 1&2 series.
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