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Fitseries3

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#1
ok guys....

help me find a board and cpu for my high end amd build.

i want a phenom II quad that will clock high and a board that supports ddr3 and SLI.

i only need board and cpu.

only thing i request is... find the lowest price possible. used is a plus.

GO!
 
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This is the only AM3 SLI board on the market that I know of. Your DDR3 support and all, if you wait a little longer there may be more. It has been out less than a week or so. Doubt you'll find one second hand.
 
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Or there is this

ASUS SKT-AM3 M4A79-T DELUXE S/L

I'm no good with US based internet shopping but I'm sure you'll be able to find it easy enough.
 

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There are no high end AM3 SLI boards at the moment. :ohwell: 955 for the processor though.
 
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Or there is this

ASUS SKT-AM3 M4A79-T DELUXE S/L

I'm no good with US based internet shopping but I'm sure you'll be able to find it easy enough.
That's not an SLI board.
 

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Well.. by the time that's all figured out there will be high end AM3 SLI boards available. :laugh: Really though, I thought the 980a chipset was supposed to be out already. I can't find any info on it.
 
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lol, well 8x on the PCIEx's is out of the question....

Now if you sell those cards and use a pair of 9600GTs the MSI 750 is a nice board:laugh:

The 980 board is good for you, x16 in the slots and they are far apart to aid cooling them. You can punch a hole in the bottom card to intake air for the lower card.
 

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yeah... thats what i was affraid of.

well, i guess i could get a amd chipset board for now to keep me busy.

single 295 is still pretty nice.

whats a really good ddr3 amd chipset board that isnt too expensive?
 

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If you want to run CF/SLI and have 2 cards running on 16x you need to be running 780a it seems, and only looks like 2 choices on newegg when it comes to that.

Looks to be the best and has a $40 MIR!

Or this, cheaper off the bat, more expensive in the end, and less PCI-E slots

Either one would be a great choice it looks like, and for CPU, it's really debatable. Some say just go with the PII 955 and save yourself the money, and others say the 965. I personally would go with the 965 if budget allows, they seem to all hit 4ghz on air and 4ghz on stock voltage. The 955 is a great choice though too, so really up to you.
 

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are you gonna use a 965? (140watt CPU)
 

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too new for me, ever since I went i7 I am ignorant with AMD's new stuff...
(The Biostar has to kick their ass though)
 
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the new 785g are pretty good. all have acc for unlocking cores and the gigabyte ones seems to be good clockers
 

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Go for the Crosshair III man! You won't regret it!