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Hi.

I'm typing this in a hurry !!

I need your help.

What's the best 1155 P67 motherboard for an i7-2600K which supports 2 way SLI, has a space for a PCI-e soundcard and with an acceptable overclocking capability ?

I looked at the Asus Maximum III Formula but the two PCI-e slots are too close to each other which may create heat problems.

One last thing, should I get this new motherboard and cpu tomorrow or there is something better coming very soon ? I'm kinda outdated right now.

THANKS IN ADVANCE !!!
 
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Biostar TP67B+




 
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With only 16 lanes of PCIe for the P67 boards, I don't think its a good idea (or possible) to run 2 graphics card AND a PCIe soundcard.
 

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With only 16 lanes of PCIe for the P67 boards, I don't think its a good idea (or possible) to run 2 graphics card AND a PCIe soundcard.
unless he got the gigabyte UD7 motherboard.
 
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I don't know that any 1155 motherboards are currently available until the recalled parts get replaced.
 

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unless he got the gigabyte UD7 motherboard.
Even with the UD7 you are still going to be limited to 16 lanes, that is the P67's limitation, not the motherboard's.
 
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got the Asrock p67 Exetreme6 and is does SLI & Crossfire

running my i2500k with aircooler @ 4500 mhz






greeetz Marc
 
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I don't know that any 1155 motherboards are currently available until the recalled parts get replaced.
Yeah , you know that right ?
 

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I have an Asus P8P67 WS Revolution for $200 if you can't wait.





 
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Even with the UD7 you are still going to be limited to 16 lanes, that is the P67's limitation, not the motherboard's.
That's not the case, the N200 chip on the UD7 allows for 32 PCIe lanes for dual 16x SLI And 16x8x8x triple SLI. It also has a 1x PCIe slot that's blocked by a heatsink but can be used with a PCIe riser for a sound card without affecting the other PCIe slots.

Other N200 boards the OP may consider are:

Asus P8P67 WS Revolution B3 (dual 16x SLI with enough room between 16x slots)
MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) (Same here it appears) Sorry, it looks like no N200 was used for this board.

Both rev. B3 boards are set to launch in the next few weeks.
 
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That's not the case, the N200 chip on the UD7 allows for 32 PCIe lanes for dual 16x SLI And 16x8x8x triple SLI. It also has a 1x PCIe slot that's blocked by a heatsink but can be used with a PCIe riser for a sound card without affecting the other PCIe slots.
Crap, I completely forgotten about the N200 :eek:
 
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The Maximus IV Extreme also has NF200.
 
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If the two graphic cards PCI-e slots were running at 8x would that cause any problem such as low FPS ?
 
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Like 2% slower than 16x.

 

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Crap, I completely forgotten about the N200 :eek:
NF200 isn't even necessary. The P67 chipset gives an additional 8 lanes off the southbridge that are used to drive the PCI-e x1 slots and connect other onboard devices to. And a lot of the other manufacturers are using less expensive bridge chips to further add lanes off of those 8 provided by the southbridge. For example, PLX makes a bridge chip that takes an x1 link in and provides 7 additional lanes off that, or it will take an x2 link and provide 6 lanes.
 
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Ummm...didn't they fix that degrading speed issue ?

Because it seems like most online retailers don't have any P67 motherboards. Another problem is that I was planning to buy it locally, hopefully I won't be tricked into buying one of these defected hardware.

Right now it seems like the P8P67 WS Revolution is my best option.
 
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By the way, is it wise to just wait for the socket 2011 motherboard ? What's the approximate release date ?
 
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By the way, is it wise to just wait for the socket 2011 motherboard ? What's the approximate release date ?
Prolly a good board but it will be a few months. Intel may be speeding it up (Can`t imagine why). Bulldozer will be here shortly.
 

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Ummm...didn't they fix that degrading speed issue ?

Because it seems like most online retailers don't have any P67 motherboards. Another problem is that I was planning to buy it locally, hopefully I won't be tricked into buying one of these defected hardware.

Right now it seems like the P8P67 WS Revolution is my best option.
They have released the new revision of the chipset a week or so ago, however the motherboard manufacturers haven't gotten the new boards out on the market yet.
 
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Hmmm..so I'm pretty much stuck until they start resupplying retailers...

You see, I don't want to buy a new motherboard then having to sell it after 3 months because a new platform was released.

If you were me and you had a limited budget, what would you do ? upgrade to the 1155 socket motherboard ? wait for the 2011 socket motherboards ?

I'm afraid of upgrading then regretting it later.
 

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NF200 isn't even necessary. The P67 chipset gives an additional 8 lanes off the southbridge that are used to drive the PCI-e x1 slots and connect other onboard devices to. And a lot of the other manufacturers are using less expensive bridge chips to further add lanes off of those 8 provided by the southbridge. For example, PLX makes a bridge chip that takes an x1 link in and provides 7 additional lanes off that, or it will take an x2 link and provide 6 lanes.
I keep on having this impression that the 6x and the 55 chipsets having only 16 lanes and that's it. Thanks for clearing that up.