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Motherboard for a Quad cpu?

By boyd117
Jul 24, 2007
  1. Hey I purchased a quad-core about 2 days ago for an amazing cheap price and was wondering what kind of MB I should run it on. I plan to use the pc for gaming. The use of SLI is a thought for the future. I will be running an 8800 gts 640mb and Crucial Ballistix Tracer pc2-8500 (1066mhz). Any thoughts out there?

    So far these are the only two boards I have in mind.

    ASUS P5N32-E SLI and the EVGA Nforce 680I SLI NF68-A1

    NEED A QUICK RESPONSE THANKS
     
  2. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I might end up using ddr2 800 instead
     
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    That board is actually pretty good for what you want. I read that it will run ram up to 1000. So you should be all good. Just make sure you have a good power supply.
     
  4. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    which one of the two boards are you talking about, the asus or the evga?
     
  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I prefer Asus, they have good tech support if anything goes wrong, although I've own two of their boards and have no problems.
     
  6. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    EVGA Nvidia 650i chipset SLI motherboard.
     
  7. boyd117

    boyd117 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How about the asus P5N-E 650i I read the comparison you techspot did between the asus 680i and 650i?
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    They are both good boards. I had problems with eVGA's support when my board went bad. Dont like them much at all.
     
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