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My compy really needs an upgrade so, I'm going to spend all the money that I have. Here is what I have so far.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150150 (X2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103600 (Will OC the hell out of it)

But all thats left of my budget is $170. What is the best SLI mobo for under $170? (dual PCI-E 16x is a MUST) My budget can go A LITTLE higher ($1-$30)

Thanks!
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DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert ATX AMD Motherboard

I know it is $8 over your limit, but it is still in the 170's range.
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the dfi LP is a great board but you should get a 3700 san diego as it is one of the best single core price/ performance for gaming and overclocking and it has a higher multiplier compared to the opty 144
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With that board being able to reach 400HTT, the 9x multiplier only makes the math portion of calculating your cpu:memory ratio. If you are taking that Crucail Ballistix to your new system, and you have a DFI with all the memory options it will be a non-factor. 3700+ is an excellent cpu though, and would be worth looking into.
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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert ATX AMD Motherboard

I know it is $8 over your limit, but it is still in the 170's range.
With this mobo, if I have 2 cards SLI'd, is a dual 16X or dual 8X?

Also, I'm going to stick with the opty. It is just a slightly modded sandy core.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by reberto
With this mobo, if I have 2 cards SLI'd, is a dual 16X or dual 8X?

Also, I'm going to stick with the opty. It is just a slightly modded sandy core.
SLI works as one card working through the 16x pipeline and one working through the 8x pipeline.

Edit: You can read about it HERE
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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
SLI works as one card working through the 16x pipeline and one working through the 8x pipeline.

Edit: You can read about it HERE
but there are mobo's where booth run at 16x, but is that out of my budget?
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post #8 of 22
An ASUS A8N-SLI is good. It is under your limit so you could spend that money on some better components.
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post #9 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by reberto
My compy really needs an upgrade so, I'm going to spend all the money that I have. Here is what I have so far.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150150 (X2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103600 (Will OC the hell out of it)

But all thats left of my budget is $170. What is the best SLI mobo for under $170? (dual PCI-E 16x is a MUST) My budget can go A LITTLE higher ($1-$30)

Thanks!
You can go for the ABIT AN8 SLI just for 134$ at newegg.
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post #10 of 22
Abit AN8 32X is $155 after MIR at newegg & it's dual x16 PCI-E.
Solid board too.
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