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Friend considering the AM3 955 BE or 965 BE or even the 6-core and get a gtx260 core 216 55nm with it.

which board is good for a 1k budget ?

reason why hes getting the gtx260 is due to a sale for 155 each i believe
 
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its a amd chipset tho. work well with nvidia card?
 
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Originally Posted by iandroo888 View Post
its a amd chipset tho. work well with nvidia card?
It will work fine.

Only if you are planning to SLI, then you'll need a motherboard which is SLI ready. Although I have heard that you can hack SLI on some motherboards...
Edited by Baldy - 6/9/10 at 2:54am
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its a amd chipset tho. work well with nvidia card?
Chipset has absolutely zero impact on the videocard. As long as the board has a PCI-e slot (2.0 or better), it will work just fine.
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but i was thinking, if in cases the user will decide to get SLI in the future, that would be better to get a SLi ready board right?
 
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Originally Posted by iandroo888 View Post
but i was thinking, if in cases the user will decide to get SLI in the future, that would be better to get a SLi ready board right?
Yes.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813131636

or

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813130236

These would be the best AMD boards that are SLI compatible.
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Those two are the best AMD AM3 boards because they are the only AMD AM3 boards that are SLI compatible

If you want SLI to be ready natively, get those. Other than that, any AMD board that does crossfire can do SLI with modified drivers.

You'll be better off getting an AMD chipset so you aren't locked into SLI as opposed to having the option of Crossfire or SLI. I would wait on the Crosshair IV Formula due to the northbridge heatsink issues they have been having with about 50% of the boards out there.

Perhaps look into the ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3 AM3 or the MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3.
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Those two are the best AMD AM3 boards because they are the only AMD AM3 boards that are SLI compatible
No, they just have the newest nvidia chipset, that's why

There are a few AM3 boards with the nforce 700 chipset.
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No, they just have the newest nvidia chipset, that's why

There are a few AM3 boards with the nforce 700 chipset.
Ok let me rephrase that.

They're the only AM3 motherboards that support SLI that are worth getting
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