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Old 01-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default S1155 Sandy Bridge MoBo selection XFire

Anyone know a good motherboard for a i5 2500k that is crossfire compatable?

I will be getting a 5970 to xfire with my 5870

i'd like to stay at or under 150 if possible. all the mobo's seem to be P67's. is that good?
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Default Re: S1155 Sandy Bridge MoBo selection XFire

Yeah P67 is the best chipset for the Sandy Bridge, especially if you plan on overclocking and using a dedicated video card. The H67 series is the one you want if you want to use the integrated video. Here's a mobo with a reliable brand; it supports crossfire; and its under $150.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Hold up on the board..... If you take alook the ud3 does n't have dual x16 speed.... It says only 1 at 16 and 1 at 4!

I did the same thing... the description says 2 16 pci-e slots... but nothing else.

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PCI Express 2.0 x16: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16) *For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) *When the PCIEX1_2 or PCIEX1_3 slot is populated with an......
Seems boards for xfire sli are over 200 bucks

Edit found 1 for $160
Newegg.com - ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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