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I don't know really know whether or not I should keep this thing, or replace it with a newer board. I was thinking of getting a board that supports trifire/3 way sli, but I'm not sure if tri sli/crossfire is as great as it's cracked up to be. Overall it's not to bad, the only thing that gets me pissed is that the last 2 pci-e slots are too close to each other so you can't fit 2 dual slot gpu's there.
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i think you should stick with your board now is not a wise decision to change the mobo get a fast graphique card or a sdd new mobo is not a wise decision
sorry for my bad english
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yah its overclocking ability is fine, However if you want USB 3.0 or sata 6gbs then you could upgrade
or if you just want a new look
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well if your going to do some multi GPU scaling then consider a new board, like the Gigabyte G1 assassin (if ur case can handle it) or one of the ROG boards from Asus, but get an X58 platform board dont bother switching to the sandy bridge chips they are for people who are on P55 or still on socket LGA 775.

multi GPU scaling is actually best on X58 platform like yours since you can do dual PCI-e 16x or triple and get 16x 16x 8x so yes Multi GPU scaling is a great way to get extra FPS and it is worth it, just make sure you can deliver enough power to them
    
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I mean, all I plan to get is 2 6950's. But I was considering after a year or so when prices drop, to get another one..or something
Edited by Jov4nTh3Yu9o - 3/13/11 at 3:14pm
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If you're dead set on going 3 way SLI or tri-fire then sure, you're going to need to upgrade, but otherwise I think it would be a waste of time. The P6T Deluxe v2 is still a great X58 board and I would much rather upgrade to a new platform (say Sandy or Ivy bridge) than upgrade my board.

What is 3 way SLI going to give you over and above what 2 way GTX 580s or 6990s will give you anyway? OK if you have an answer to that question then maybe the upgrade is worth it but otherwise surely not. Save your motherboard upgrades for a total platform upgrade.
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What is 3 way SLI going to give you over and above what 2 way GTX 580s or 6990s will give you anyway? OK if you have an answer to that question then maybe the upgrade is worth it but otherwise surely not. Save your motherboard upgrades for a total platform upgrade.
yea I guess I'm set for now. Maybe my next upgrade will be a 6 core or an SSD
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yea I guess I'm set for now. Maybe my next upgrade will be a 6 core or an SSD
Indeed, get your OS on an SSD and you'll never look back, probably the most satisfying of all upgrades I've made, and I also went from a 920 to my current cpu with this board.
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Indeed, get your OS on an SSD and you'll never look back, probably the most satisfying of all upgrades I've made, and I also went from a 920 to my current cpu with this board.
Yea SSD for sure but the 980/990 is overpriced, if I were to buy 6 core I'd have to go Gulftown.
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