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    hi, my dad and i are both gonna get Q6600's tonight but we dont know good mobo's to get. what is a good crossfire (for my dad) and SLI (For me) motherboard for this setup?

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    I'm ordering a new PC this week, this is the list of parts I went with. Feel free to look at it and see if you like anything there. The X38 is a great motherboard with a lot of overclocking headroom, great for Crossfire. I also decided to go with the 3870 X2, and will get a second one when a driver is released that supports 2 in Crossfire.
     
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    Damn, bro u got some money to burn. i like that board, ill have my dad take a look at it

    thx for the reply.
     
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    No offense, but just taken by personal experience of another forum user. That 780i board he is having problems with it not being able to take an overclock and BSOD's.

    I say if you must do SLi, look into the 680i's.

    As far as your dad's rig goes, that is a different story. Look into the P5k-e or the MSI P35 Neo 2 Platinum.
     
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    I saw the thread with fit having major problems with his 780, but he seems a rare exception. I know he thinks its the motherboard, and I don't want to cast doubt on him...but he went through 5 brand new boards and all developed the same problem. I gotta believe its another piece of hardware he has not getting along with the 780. Any piece of hardware, even the best, someone out there will have a horror story using it. I wouldn't be scared to go with the 780, just do some research and see what hardware others have used with it and see what works well.
     
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    I *think* that the P35 can only do 16x lanes and 4x on the other while in Crossfire. The X38 allows 16x lanes on both PCI-E slots, which results in better performance. Someone else will have to confirm that, I've never had a crossfire build and I'm sure others know more than I do. It wasn't until recently though that you could have 16x lanes on both cards in a Crossfire setup.
     
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    yeah it seems hard to find crossfire boards on egg cuz they never say crossfire in the title, or enywere else for that matter. i always see SLI though
     

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