• We've upgraded our forums. Please post any issues/requests in this thread.

>> Need help choosing motherboard

Exavier

New Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2007
Messages
981 (0.27/day)
Likes
78
Location
Bath, UK
Processor Q6600 G0 Stepping @3.4
Motherboard DFI LanParty DK P45 T2RS-PLUS
Cooling Fitseries3 Edition Fuzion v1, XSPC Razor X2, XSPC RS320, Hydor L30
Memory Crucial Ballistix @972mhz CL5
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4870X2 2GB
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB x2 (I need another OS drive LOL)
Display(s) Sony Bravia 40L4000 40" HDTV :D
Case Silverstone TJ07 (Mod is a WIP)
Power Supply Corsair HX620w
Software Windows Vista
#1
Hey guys, long time no speak :ohwell:

It's getting closer to the crunch moment; I have everything but the RAM and the motherboard.

I've chosen 2GB of OCZ Flex XLC at CL3 timings, which will reflect well when I make the move to watercooling ;)

But now this leaves me with the difficult choice of what to base my build on;
I'm looking at the Asus P5K Premium "Black Pearl" Edition as I was before, and it's nice, but I was hoping for at least the option to go SLI in the future.

Is there anything that can match the OC ability, temp control and 45nm support of the P5K BP as well as having SLI? A tall order, I know, but I'm sure you guys are up to finding me something that will make me happy :laugh:

:D
 

Tatty_One

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 18, 2006
Messages
19,764 (4.54/day)
Likes
6,033
Location
Worcestershire, UK
Processor Skylake Core i7 6700k @ 4.6gig
Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk
Cooling Cooler Master Seidon 240V AIO/Viper140's
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz CL14
Video Card(s) Sapphire 4gb R9 290X VaporX @1150mhz
Storage SkHynix SL308 120GB/CrucialM4/1TB WD Black
Display(s) LG 29inch 2560x1080 Curved Ultrawide IPS
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Windowed - Gunmetal
Audio Device(s) Xifi Elite Pro 7.1/VideoLogic ZXR550's
Power Supply XFX Pro Black Edition 750W Gold modular
Keyboard CM Storm Octane Combo
Software Win 10 Home x64
#2
Hey guys, long time no speak :ohwell:

It's getting closer to the crunch moment; I have everything but the RAM and the motherboard.

I've chosen 2GB of OCZ Flex XLC at CL3 timings, which will reflect well when I make the move to watercooling ;)

But now this leaves me with the difficult choice of what to base my build on;
I'm looking at the Asus P5K Premium "Black Pearl" Edition as I was before, and it's nice, but I was hoping for at least the option to go SLI in the future.

Is there anything that can match the OC ability, temp control and 45nm support of the P5K BP as well as having SLI? A tall order, I know, but I'm sure you guys are up to finding me something that will make me happy :laugh:

:D
No................................. a 780i board will of course give you Sli, it generally will not overclock quite as well, is more expensive by a margin in the UK and TBH is just not worth it at the moment. If I was you, I would get a decent mid ranged P35 for around £60 - £70 and wait a few weeks for the 790i or whatever it's called, that will have native PCI-E 2.0......1600FSB etc etc and is rumoured to clock well, or of course just wait.