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Old 12-02-2010, 08:40 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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the sli 3 already has 2 x16 slots that will operate at full x16 speed when both are used. if you use all 3 x16 slots though, the bottom 2 will revert to x8 speed.
No, the sli 3 is 16/8/8

I'm only worried about double x16 as i want to keep the board for a while... like my 680i has lasted.

I would only tri to fold

The 50 bucks after getting back my mir is the nice part. Plus i wouldn't have to get a extension on my 8 pin to accomidATE the oddc 8 pin spot on a sli 3.

I've triple checked all the boards and bthe nh-d14 fits past the heatsink..... its on youtube so it must be true.
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Gah.... still looking for a board!

I hate upgrading mobos, theres just too many choices!
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Nah it's easy.
1. Decide what features are a must have (e.g dual x16 slots, USB3.0, SataIII, 7.1Ch, RAID 5 support, etc)
2. Find boards that match those features + correct socket type (should narrow down choices to maybe 5-8 boards?)
3. Weigh up extra features vs price
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Yha you make it soo easy........

I think i'm looking at either the sli3, ud3r, or x58d-e.....

My biggest hangup is with the nh-d14, as I'd love to exhaust upwards.
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Sorry for intruding but why are those LGA 1366 mobo's costing over 300's bucks ?
I was on newegg.com on october and november and their prices weren't like that for those boards.
The highest price I seen was nearly 249.00 for a asus, evga and I think gigabyte.
The AMD AM3 boards are less but they spike up to nearly 200.00 bucks depending on what you want and chipset.

Not trying to start anything I am just saying prices are bouncing through the roof!
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These boards are the upperish end oc'ing boards... the average boards are around 2 to 250, with higher boards over 300, all the way to 600!

They make $150 ones, but things like the pci-e slots being 16/8/4, number of usb headers, usb3 and sata 6Gig, and finally the build components and their stability in high overclocks raise up the price.
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Hey Paton im new here and not super knowledgeable but I recently got this board

Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

I got it with the tune up utilities cause you have to buy it in a combo but for $160. Not sure if it is what your looking for but its got some nice features for the price

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Yha unfortunately that sabertooth is a 1156 board... the 9 series i7s are 1366 boards.

That and I'm loking for a bit better board, as i want to keep it for 3ish vyears.

But thanks, everyones, new or old, opinion is up for consideration.
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA1366 DDR3 CrossFireX SLI 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI USB 3.0 Motherboard - SABERTOOTH X58 In Canada.

That one is a 1366.
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Went and finally pulled the trigger.

x58A-UD3R hopefully for 210 and some ocz golds agt 8-8-8-24... for 80 bucks after a 15 mir.

Now to save up for my folding beast!
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