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I am building a second computer for my wife, leaving me buying a second round of...well everything(CPU/Case/mobo/ram/hdd/you name it!)

When I first put my sig rig togeather it was to be a gaming machine, I love AMD and Nvidia so I wanted to do an SLI set up. Due to the bard in question being out of stock I went for the one in my sig rig.

I'm temped to buy this board(M4N98TD-EVO) for my rig and giving her my current mobo, and pair it with a second 460gtx. Just want to know what you guys think about this board. Its not all that pricy and I love the idea of gioing SLI on my current vid cards after a PSU upgrade. Chime in with thoughts?

I'm most curious about how well this board OC's on the CPU/RAM. I dont intend on going instane, just my current 955BE(possible upgrade to an x6BE??) at something like 3.6-3.8GHz, and I'm thinking of letting her use my current ram as it dosnt like it when I overclock or change timings form stock...crash's like crazy!
In short im having to build a second computer, would love to get a more OC friendly setup, SLI would ROCK! This might be the board for me...sorry about the wall-o-text, just wanted to discribe the useage im looking for from a board, thanks.
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I used the board for several months and was quite pleased with my experience. Overclocking BE processors is a breeze, I took a 1090T to 4Ghz via a multiplier bump without issue.

The layout is decent (would prefer if the PCIE lanes were moved up a slot), it uses quality components, has great memory compatibility, and the nVidia chipset is surprisingly capable.

The only issue I experienced with the board is that it exhibits a good amount of voltage droop when under load, so you'll have to set it a bit higher in the bios. This did not present an issue in terms of CPU or chipset temperatures for me, nor did it inhibit overclocking. It's just a niggling issue.
If you're intent on keeping the AMD/SLI pairing, I would highly recommend this board.
    
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very vdroopy board.

that and a higher than average DOA rate.

nvidia chipset also runs hotter, and they are quirkier. My 780a board is pretty strange sometimes. (980a is a rebrand of 780a)

otherwise it is fine.
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From what I understand, you'd be much better off getting a similar board with an AMD chipset. The boards in that price range are very good, alot of them have 8+2 power phasing and heatsunk VRMs.
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I was surprised at how well the sata controller performed. My SSDs ran very close to the speed I attained with Intel chipsets. The chipset may be a rebrand, but the motherboard is built with quality components and was rock stable when I used it. It was one of the few AMD motherboards I've used that actually correctly recognized my DDR3-1600 7-8-7-24 G.Skill ECO ram.

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I may or maynot stick with the AMD/SLI...just know I do want to try out using more than one gpu..ohh and I dislike the idea of an intel set up
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I agree with staryoshi.It's a great MB.
I have had this board for 9 months and the only complaint I have is the vdroop and no LLC.
The best thing I like about the board is 3 slot spacing of the pci-e x16 slots.
It oc's nicely by multi and/or refclock.
I would also recommend(and recommended by Mushkin for this MB) some Mushkin 1600-8-8-8-24-1T(model 996744).

Good luck

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There are some quirks, as others have mentioned; but otherwise it's a great board, with some very powerful overclocking and system utilities built in. Especially if you're looking for native SLI support. Check out the club link in my .sig for more information.
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I sure do enjoy mine. I miss having my x6 @ 4.0ghz in it though; I had to downgrade to an x3 720BE @ x4, and this chip isn't all that happy overclocking with the fourth core unlocked.

Yeah, you have to set the vcore pretty darn high to account fro vdroop, but the reported temps (using CoreTemp) are pretty well all right with my KingWin XT-1264 setup with push/pull fans.
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You can grap a 990x or 990FX mobo which support SLI and CF.
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