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I have selected this to be the motherboard for my new processor for now. Haven't purchased it, but really lookig at it.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...Tab=2&NoMapp=0

I've been looking around and it seems that everyones talking about Lanparty boards. I plan to overclock and wondering which would giv me the advantage? If Lanparty, what would you recommend in the same price range. Im really interested in the SLI option though. Any comments are appreciated.
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Hi and Welcome to the forum

The Asus is an OK, average OC'ing MB with limitations in regards to CPU, Memory voltages and some memory timings.

The DFI nF4 series will deliver you more OC for your components but does require more hands on and learning to control it.

Read further on the two FAQs for these MBs - links in my sig.

BTW, please complete your profile even if under construction so we all can better help you further

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Thanks for the link. Any comments on everything else I plan on getting?
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If you are looking towards SLi then best source a larger PSU - there are some examples in the FAQ.. but suggest a 600W, this will then allow some bandwidth for the extras that creep in over time - water cooling, fans, lights, extra drives, that other GPU and of course OC'ing
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I was thinking and wondering if this would be a better beginner board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...27#DetailSpecs

Someone really into computers told me about MSI, and saw it mentioned on another board. My only other question is would it support a high enough voltage for these bad boys:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231013
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To really run those modules, you need to be able to drive the Vdimm > 3.2V and there are not too many MB s that can do this.

DFI and ABit are really your options... while the MSI looks ok there are some BIOS issue that will eventually limit you.

Even though you are starting out, I would look at the DFI nF4 SLI, while maybe a bit daunting at first they will grow on you as they offer the widest options.
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