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I will rep anyone who can help me out. I am about to purchase parts for a new pc ( http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...hase-need.html ).

I need the best motherboard that can support yorkfields (q9450), 2x2 gb low latency dual channel ram, and SLI as well as crossfire ( I am purchasing 2 4870s for this build). Also waht is the best ram you would suggest i purchase with this mobo? I need 4 gigs
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Whats your budget?
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post #3 of 25
SLI is for Nvidia chipsets (780i, 790i, etc), CF is for Intel chipsets (x38, x48, etc).

I would still say that ASUS Rampage is good, though pricey.
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post #4 of 25
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i dont want skulltrail but ill spend as much as i need to for the right mobo. SLI& XFIRE support, yorkfields, dual channel 2gb sticks, pci 2.0, etc. and a mobo that overclocks q9450 well
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post #5 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
SLI is for Nvidia chipsets (780i, 790i, etc), CF is for Intel chipsets (x38, x48, etc).

I would still say that ASUS Rampage is good, though pricey.
i thought some chipsets support both like i read somewhere that x38 supports xfire and SLI
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post #6 of 25
Edit: I missed you were going crossfire

I would go ASUS Rampage if you can affor it
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post #7 of 25
Dude, he just said, you can't have it both ways. If you're buying dual 4870's, get a board that CF's, the X38 or X48. Or, jump ship to Nvidia and get a 780i and some GTX's. For the highest FSB support I would say get the DFI DK X48, it has 1600 support, and that chipset plays well with quad cores. I have have the little brother, the X38, and I OC'ed my E6400 more than 1GHz on air, so imagine what the X48 can do to a quad.

EDIT: no, you probably read that the X38 supports both BEFORE the chipset came out, there was lots of speculation. We're telling you right now, it doesn't do both, just pick one, it's not difficult and it's saving you a hassle of a $500+ video card upgrade when you want to switch to the dark side.
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post #8 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by liqwidstyx View Post
I will rep anyone who can help me out. (No need for this)I am about to purchase parts for a new pc ( http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...hase-need.html ).

I need the best motherboard that can support yorkfields (q9450), 2x2 gb low latency dual channel ram, and SLI as well as crossfire ( I am purchasing 2 4870s for this build). Also waht is the best ram you would suggest i purchase with this mobo? I need 4 gigs
Skull Trail is the only board that supports SLI and Crossfire. It isnt worth the extrememly high $$ price tag. Just go with one or the other... I would recommend Crossfire since you want 4870s, so get the Rampage Formula, or the Maximus Formula and flash it to a Rampage to save some money.
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post #9 of 25
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145179

how is that ram for the asus rampage mobo?
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post #10 of 25
If you want the ability to Crossfire HD4870's, I'd suggest a DFI Lanparty DK X38-T2R or Asus P5E.

EDIT: This board is great, too: DFI LP DK X48-T2RS

You can get more expensive boards if you'd like (Asus Rampage Formula X48), but those should work just fine.
Edited by Choggs396 - 7/7/08 at 10:06pm
    
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