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I got my hands on a 950 ES, and now I need a new board to push it to the max. I was hoping all of you could provide some suggestions. I was looking at the ASUS P5WD2 but I recall hearing something about only certain types of ram will work with it. I'd prefer not to have to get new ram too, so that may be out of the question.

Anyway, let's hear some suggestions! I can't wait to see what this thing will be capable of.
    
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If you mean the P5WD2-E (975x version) then by all means go for it, it should work with G.SKILL Extreme.
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If you mean the P5WD2-E (975x version) then by all means go for it, it should work with G.SKILL Extreme.
Yea, that Asus board is about the best you can get. For the memory, G.skill ewww... get the Corsair 8000UL, the best you can get, assuming you want 1Gig (2x512)
    
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Thanks guys, I was actually looking at the P5WD2 with the 955x chipset. I've heard the 975x isn't quite stable.

As far as memory, 1 gig?!? C'mon, that's weak, have to have 2 gigs atleast!
    
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I would go for the P5WD2-Premium 955X, the 975X chipset board doesn't offer that much of a difference in between.....except price which is a high one. Save some $$$ and get one that'd be as good as.
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I would go for the P5WD2-Premium 955X, the 975X chipset board doesn't offer that much of a difference in between.....except price which is a high one. Save some $$$ and get one that'd be as good as.
uhh, offers SLI / Crossfire... only intel chipset so far...not to mention higer quality capacitators and transistors than the 955x board.
    
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uhh, offers SLI / Crossfire... only intel chipset so far...not to mention higer quality capacitators and transistors than the 955x board.
No Sli yet on the 975...only crossfire. And the latest bios for the 955 chip supports crossfire also.
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No Sli yet on the 975...only crossfire. And the latest bios for the 955 chip supports crossfire also.
Yes, it does, but there is 0 preformance gain 2 cards vs 1 because the second PCIe slot only supports 2x/4x bus speed...I call it semi SLi

vs the 975x board which supports 8x and 8x in SLi which is a little better preformance.
    
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All the reviews I have read praise the P5WD2-E Premium
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