omg nosboost, don't know if you remember but you helped me out in you e6600 oc thread and i got myn up to 3.6 ghz @ 1.45v....still waiting for my as5 to cure again (had to reset the HSF) so i might get higher
. Thanx agian for the help.
Now ill try to help you out. Don't get the p5b-deluxe for sli...new egg says it has 2 pci-e x16 slots, but only one of them can go to x4. You still could run sli with it but with x16 x4 it would suck.
The 680i is really the only chipset that was actually designed for the conroe and not just a substution chipset like the nforce4, 570, 590 which were really meant for amd.
Might want to give a skim through this thread
to get a better idea, but i still plan to get a 680i next year (if nothing better comes out) for my conroe.
edit: if the 680i are still too much....650i review
...but its x8 x8 but its a choice....better then the p5b-deluxe with x16 x4 though
edit edit: nvm....started to get more into the thread (only got to page 2 last night before i went to bed) and now im scared. Looks like the striker is the only decent 680i board out but its $400