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Socket 775 SLI motherboard reccomendations?

By gamingguy27
Jan 2, 2009
  1. Hello All,

    I have a 8800gtx system which is a tad slow, so I was going to buy another for SLI purposes.

    But I have a Asus P5K Premium (which is crossfire).

    Can anyone reccomend a decent SLI mobo?

    Regards,

    Alex.
     
  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    might i suggest just buying a GTX 260 and save your money on the MB and a new card you will get about double the performance of the 8800gtx for a little over $220 man. Just make sure your PSU can handle it you really only need a 500W PSU with a good 12v rail. The MB you have is a nice MB and it would be alot better to just have 1 high end card as opposed to 2 last gen cards in Sli which takes up alot of space and Watts. Trust me you will love the GTX 260.
     
  3. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    I've got an ASUS P5N32-E SLI, very good board IMO. It's basically a stripped down version of the ASUS Striker Extreme. Overclocks rather well, stable, lots of features. However, the chipset is getting a little old (680i SLI). Anything based on the 780/790i SLI chipset should be great, or the 750i SLI for budget boards.

    Also, a GTX260 is not twice as fast as an 8800GTX. Now I know the card in this comparison is an 8800GTS 512, and 2 8800GTS 512s in SLI, but 8800GTXs are faster than GTS 512s by a little bit, and the GTX260 is certainly not anywhere near twice as fast as one of those, and two of them in SLI often beat it out.
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    The eVGA 750i SLI FTW is a nice motherboard for the price and performance it offers.
     
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    IMO i would not waste the money on a new MB and a last gen video card when i can have a card that is 50 to 75% faster than an 8800gtx which is not the ultra. Also i didnt say it was twice as fast i said it was almost twice as fast.
    also you could get 2 Ati 4850's and crossfire them for about $300. which would still be better than switching everything.
     
  6. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    lol the 8800gts 512 is basically a 9800GTX especially when overclocked and the comparison you gave 1 GTX 260 was basically the same as 2 8800gts 512s in SLi.

    look at this http://www.techspot.com/review/79-geforce-8800-gts-512/page2.html it shows the 512 gts as basically being the same as an 8800 GTX.
     
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