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P6T SE or P6TD Deluxe?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Franksi, 12 Oct 2009.

  1. Franksi

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    I was wondering which board would be best for running the following components:

    2 x GTX260 in SLI
    Asus Xonar 7.1 PCIe Sound Card
    Adaptec 1420SA RAID Controller

    My GTX260s are the Gainward ones with custom coolers so are slightly larger and need a decent gap between them to SLI them.

    The raid controller can be used in a PCI or a PCIe slot.

    I intend to run an i7 950 at stock in the board, with maybe a 10-20% overclock later. Memory will be 6GB of Kingston Hyper X. I also intend to use the Thermolab Baram cooler.

    So which board meets my criteria best?
     
  2. marley82

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    If you dont want to spend much but want a quality board the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R is a good choice, With a BIOS update it will support SLI aswell as Crossfire but other than that I'd go with the UD5

    EDIT: I wouldn't get the P6T SE as it doesnt support SLI. The P6tD does thou,
     
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  3. Franksi

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    i'm a bit concerned about the slot configuration on the UD5 due the size of the gainward coolers - i'll have no access to the PCI slots
     
  4. -VK-

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    P6TD Deluxe, the P6T SE doesnt support SLI. :)
     
  5. Franksi

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    So much for my attention to detail! Good spot - thanks
     
  6. invisible69

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  7. reflux

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    ^The P6T vanilla is a good board but it has the same slot placement as the SE I believe; ie two cards in SLi would be jammed up against each other. I'm not sure if this would create thermal problems.
     
  8. Franksi

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    not sure i'll fit a sound card and a RAID controller on as well as the SLI 260s?
     
  9. invisible69

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    if that's the case than I think that you might have some problems due to ventilation and placement of the cards :/
     
  10. Franksi

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    i've got a HAF 932 - hopefully that will help the ventilation situation?
     
  11. -VK-

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    Im running a 285 right up next to my Xonar D2 (Literally 2mm space between) on a P6T Deluxe without any ventilation problems.

    Thats in a CM Sniper, though I've added a couple of 120mm fans to the side as the Sniper tends to get hot around the VGA.

    Does the HAF have a side fan? If it does, or you can add one, you shouldnt have any problems really.
     
  12. Franksi

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    yeah it has a 230mm side fan