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Best Mobo for 2500k w/ 460 gtx x2 sli

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Doing a gaming build using a 2500k. Will OC the chip to maybe 4.2ish ghz but not much further. Looking for a mobo that will allow me to do this and that will give me the best performance during gaming with sli.

Cost is not a HUGE issue, but I dont want to break much over 300 bucks.

I was looking at the asus deluxe, the abit fatal1ty and possibly others.

I have yet to be able to really find a good review on most of these as they are fairly new to the market.

So I ask you this ocn, which board is best for a little oc action, general stable performance and gaming performance?
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128465

Best Overclocker and runs 2 video cards at x16, x16

However it goes over 300 by 30

Next up is: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128464

Next up is: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16813128463

have fun choosing!
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Hrm, well if I am going over the budget by 20 bucks (US here by the way) should I just hold off and get the asus maximus IV?

From what I have seen that mobo will 350USD, but have failed to find out how it stacks up to the gigabyte. I did read that it only does sli/xfire @ x8 instead of 16... is this true as well? If it is, that alone will be my deciding factor since I will be running a SLI set up for sure.

The only other issue I have with the gigabyte is the spacing of the pcie slots. If I were to run 2 cards @ 16 times, it only gives me 1 slot of spacing, meaning most after market coolers would be out of the questions as those take up 3 slots total vs 2...

Also +rep, lets just hope somebody cracks what I explained above.
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post #4 of 8
you can run how you want ,
8/8
or
16/16
just put them in the nf200 slots
but with gtx 460's you won't notice ant difference
the disadvantage of the nf200 , is that the latency increases,
so it takes longer to show an action on your screen
   
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post #5 of 8
go with the UD7
post #6 of 8
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SO gigabyte > asus for the top of the line boards?
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I second the UD7 suggestion
    
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post #8 of 8
For best performance you would want a 16x + 16x board. But the difference in FPS from x8 to x16 is only 2-3%. Not price justifiable if you ask me.

The ASUS P8P67 Pro has x8 + x8 SLI (which works exelent for sli 470) and UEFI bios. It's also under 200. the UD7 is over 300....
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