My current Motherboard, a Nvidia Nforce 680i chipset, has poor overclocking capabilities, and does not harbour any PCI 2.0 slots. This is a problem, because everytime I change the FSB speed on my QX6850 even by a fractional amount, I get a BSOD after about 5 minutes at the modified settings. In addition, because the motherboard does not have PCI 2.0 slots, bottlenecking will occur once I upgrade my graphics card from a 8800 ultra to a 4870x2.
Therefore, I am going to need a motherboard that will have atleast 2 PCI 2.0 (x16) slots. I am planning to buy a
, because of it's fantastic overclocking capabilities, and inclusion of 2 PCI 2.0 slots.
However, before I do so, can someone please tell me if the 4870x2 will function properly with this motherboard. In addition, because this motherboard has 2 PCI 2.0 (x16) slots, will i be able to run two 4870x2's in Xfire mode, if i do decide to add another later on? Or would that not be possible on this motherboard? In addition, would i be able to use my existing DDR2 memory with this motherboard, or do i have to buy new (DDR3) memory?
Finally, would a 1000W power supply be sufficient PSU for one card and this motherboard?