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Whats the best sandy bridge motherboard that supports CrossFireX/SLI?
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gigabyte ud7 or asus maximus
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is the ASUS SABERTOOTH junk?
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i've never had any experience with it but people that have seem to like it.

if you are talking about the best though... no doubt it would be between the maximus and ud7
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There is no "best" SB board, there are features and a budget.

Pick what fits within your budget and has features that you want.
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Best mid-range SLI/CF mobo

Asus Deluxe/Pro/Evo/Sabertooth
MSI GD65/GD80
Gigabyte UD4/UD5

The UD7 & AMIVE might not be needed if u only plan to really use just 2 GPUs, but consider them for tri-SLI/CF.
 
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yea for only 2 cards get the others, for three cards you have to get a UD7 or M4E
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Thanks guys im gonna go with the UD7
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its a gorgeous board to say the least, i got two of em here, a B2 and a B3, so sexy especially two of them. They are solid boards
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Originally Posted by Sin0822;12996437 
its a gorgeous board to say the least, i got two of em here, a B2 and a B3, so sexy especially two of them. They are solid boards





i have a question maybe you can answer for me about the UD7
the pci x1 that's parallel to the heatsink how are you supposed to fit anything there cuz in doesnt look flush with the pci slot
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