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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128438
I think this mobo is better, and it has AMD chipset
Only supports Crossfire :<
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1. Never run an x6 on MSI's 5~6-phase power. Ever. Heatsinked or non heatsinked. This might limit your upgrade options. The ASUS M4N98TD EVO will be in stock in 3 days (Newegg usually gets things in less time from what I've seen), or you can get it on eBay Buy It Now which is actually a bit cheaper.
2. From what I've seen that RAM is incompatibility issues galore with AMD systems. This Team 1600 CL9 kit would be a better alternative. Better yet the Kingston HyperX Blu for $50, $40 AR which is a great overclocker.

Listen to the ram man, he knows his rams.
    
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Why is the RAM garbage?
It's not, I use the same RAM as you mention 2 x 4 and preform as they are, 1600MHz at 9-9-9-24 timings: Not so problem whatsoever on them.

Not te best OC RAM out there but I hardly push my RAM either way, did get it to 1866 with some tweaks
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1. Never run an x6 on MSI's 5~6-phase power. Ever. Heatsinked or non heatsinked. This might limit your upgrade options. The ASUS M4N98TD EVO will be in stock in 3 days (Newegg usually gets things in less time from what I've seen), or you can get it on eBay Buy It Now which is actually a bit cheaper.
2. From what I've seen that A-Data RAM is incompatibility issues galore with AMD systems. This Team 1600 CL9 kit would be a better alternative. Better yet the Kingston HyperX Blu for $50, $40 AR which is a great overclocker.
Would you say that the mobo you suggested it better for OCing and what not?
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That particular 2x2 kit of RAM from A-Data I think of as garbage.
Many times have I seen people on AMD memory complaining that they can't get it to work. When it does, it's either at lower than rated settings or much higher voltage than rated.
Just way too many times.

The 2x4 kit may be different with IC choice perhaps.

I would suggest that the ASUS mobo is better for OC-ing. I find ASUS to have much better build quality than MSI or Gigabyte; their mosfets rarely ever fail if using a processor within the limits. To start with it's better than the one on the MSI board.
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Good RAM bad board. Go for the ASUS M4N98TD EVO same chipset with a good VRM.
EDIT: You can SLi Patch almost any 800 series chipset board, even for 400 series cards.
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As for your bottleneck question (lol) if you can get your chip to 3.6GHz you should be fine on a single card.

I wouldn't recommend sli with a physx card, and depending on your res and the game, even sli might dog out pretty hard with that chip.
    
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As for your bottleneck question (lol) if you can get your chip to 3.6GHz you should be fine on a single card.

I wouldn't recommend sli with a physx card, and depending on your res and the game, even sli might dog out pretty hard with that chip.
So if I hit ATLEAST 3.6Ghz I should be fine? But if I plan on doing SLI I should think about getting a quad core or higher?
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you can always use the second card in sli to do physx duties,so you get better fps than single card and physx,without3x the power consumption/heat output.
im on the verge of getting the m4n98gtd myself,it looks to the the only sensible ddr3 sli board that can offer x6 as an upgrade path.
that or wait a few months on bulldozer.
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That particular 2x2 kit of RAM from A-Data I think of as garbage.
Many times have I seen people on AMD memory complaining that they can't get it to work. When it does, it's either at lower than rated settings or much higher voltage than rated.
Just way too many times.

The 2x4 kit may be different with IC choice perhaps.

I would suggest that the ASUS mobo is better for OC-ing. I find ASUS to have much better build quality than MSI or Gigabyte; their mosfets rarely ever fail if using a processor within the limits. To start with it's better than the one on the MSI board.
SO the ASUS board it is then. Thanks. And I don't plan OCing ram seeing how I don't have the faintest idea how to.
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