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post #1 of 16
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Hi there, i think i got a buyer for my P55 setup and now have £350 for a motherboard and Ram. Im getting the i7 950 of a member on this forum.

Basically my problem is i want a good motherboard that allows ATLEAST two GPU's on 16x slots while letting me use my soundcard.

So ?? suggestions on what mobo and ram to get?

Thinking about this MOBO

And was gonna get ram off Smokinf waffle but imn worriet it wount be fast enough for OC


I have watercooling so i will be overclockign it to the maximum safe speeds.
Edited by shadow19935 - 1/8/11 at 6:40am
post #2 of 16
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Anyone? ;p
post #3 of 16
hey dude... give me a few min to look at your options then i will post.. or you can wait a few more weks when the new asus rog mobo comes out it looks wicked cool. and then you can go for either that board as it will be round that price range and have what you want and more or, the asus rampage extreem 3 (brilliant board tbh).
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=5&subcat=1692

that same board you thought of is even cheaper here
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post #5 of 16
if it was me this would be my option #1 or option #2 would wait for the new asus rog mobo as i said in the last post is should be here in a few weeks time if you can wait that long.

as for option #1 you can stick the 2 cards into any of the lanes and it will still pick it up as X16 and there is still space for your sound card. and tyhat boards has loads of cool features
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i found a link to the one i was talking about

here it is

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post #7 of 16
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Thanks but the EVGA mobo is out of stock at overclockers and also iwe heard lots of bad things about them so i wouldnt order of there anyway.

That Asus board looks good. ALso i cant view youtube vids at work
post #8 of 16
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The only Board out of all the EVGA (except the SR-2) that fits me is the FTW3 nearly.
None of the gigabyte ud3/5/7 as i cant have two GPU's and my soundcard.
So im really stuck on what to get which goes for memory aswell
post #9 of 16
i have ordered so many things from overclockers and have always had very good service. if they have stuff on speacial i still ask for an extra discount if i am ordering loads of stuff annd it arrives like next day type of thing. the one time i do not know how many times i changed my order befor i got it. and they did not moan.
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post #10 of 16
my last post did not post....

i have always been happy with there service i have ordered loads of times from them and always been happy with them.
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