Help for SLI mobo

By Omnislip
Aug 11, 2010
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  1. Ill keep this short

    LGA1156 (space for aftermarket cooler)
    SLI compatable
    Very overclockable
    Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
    SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 are not essential, but would be nice. I wouldn't pay over the odds for them

    Ive found some cracking boards, but those do not support SLI.

    Heres the system if it helps:
    i5 760
    GTX 460
    Antec 902
    4GB RAM
    Im not going to have dozens of hard drives (so I dont need 1000 SATA ports)

    Thanks from a novice,

    EDIT: Please see post 7 for update
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

  3. Omnislip

    Omnislip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

    Well I could give you a budget but it would be in pounds and then you would have to add on VAT and the UK commercial rip off charge as well as the exchange rate. So Ill just say mid range.

    Also I can find a list of these motherboards anywhere, I was interested to hear opinions of people who keep up with these reviews and/or own one.
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    I've got the one in the third link.

    Didn't have a bit of trouble setting it up, just installed, plugged everything in and it worked. That's all I can ask for. And it's got plenty of room for an aftermarket cooler. I've got a Scythe Mugen 2 heatsink, it's pretty tall though, works great though.
  5. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    No problem. Just look up e-buyer or Aria PC for the same motherboard models.
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I'll pay US$1000 for a mini-itx board that'll support crossfire.
  7. Omnislip

    Omnislip TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 91

  8. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    As I just said in my above post, in my opinion at least, there is plenty of room around the cpu on the MSI board for a big heatsink/fan. I really don't have that much experience with a lot of cpu heatsinks, but the ones that I have used all restrict installing and removing your ram, which is more than likely the case with all those boards you have listed. I've also got a Gigabyte socket 1156 board that is the same way, plenty of room except some of the access to the ram is restricted.

    Anyway, having said all that, I've used all the brands that you have listed and they are all good boards I imagine. I'm sure you will be happy with any of them.
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Either the ASUS or MSI. Both are very good brands. Just a small note, the MSI P55 GD65 has two editions. The older one I think is not SLI...

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