AM3 mobo that supports dual sli and ddr2 memory?

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budgetbuild8
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hey guys ive been looking to upgrade my rig for a while now and am planning on switching my processor, although i do have a quad core,but its only an q8200.  Ive been thinking about switching to an AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition mainly because of how good the price is, but i cant seem to find a motherboard that supports socket am3, dual sli, and ddr2 memory.  The ones that do support dual sli and socket am3 require me to upgrade to ddr3 memory which i cant afford at the moment.  If anyone could point me in the right direction id be much obliged.

On a side note, would i be better off just sticking with my current processor and overclocking it and just changing the mobo in order to run dual sli.

Thanx in advance guys

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138141&cm_re=biostar_amd-_-13-138-141-_-Product

I found this board for $105 US, but I'm not even 100% certain that it will do SLI considering it has an ATi chipset.

This is the only motherboard sold online that supports DDR2 memory and th Phenom II x4 965.

It seems like you should just keep trucking with your Intel processor, or wait until DDR3 prices drop a bit.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138141&cm_re=biostar_amd-_-13-138-141-_-Product

I found this board for $105 US, but I'm not even 100% certain that it will do SLI considering it has an ATi chipset.

This is the only motherboard sold online that supports DDR2 memory and the Phenom II x4 965.

It seems like you should just keep trucking with your Intel processor, or wait until DDR3 prices drop a bit.

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Hey man thanks for the response again, this is the second youve helped me out and i really appreciate it.  By the way i checked out your youtube channel and saw your bfbc2 footage, im pretty much sold on that game, gonna have to pick it up.

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It's no problem man, I do what I can.

Yeah, Bad Company 2 is just an amazing game, and there is no way that I will go back to Modern Warfare 2 after playing this game so much.

Good luck with your upgrades!

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If I was you I would definitely advise sticking with your current rig for now.

Oc that beast and it should handle almost any new game-certainly BFBC2-an awesome game btw. This is especially true consideringg 90% of games still only using 2 cores+only recently dx10 being very popular...

I would wait for intel+amd to roll out new stuff so current stuff drops in price=great for everyone

 

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AMD is releasing a new hex-core (6 Core) processor here soon, and it isn't going to cost any more than $350, the price of the lower Intel Core i7 models. 

I'm waiting for it before I upgrade anything.

I don't think that Intel will have another release for some time now, especially consider the release of the highly anticipated Intel Core i7 980X.

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wow thats good news, i really wanted to go with the phenom II x4 965 and to be honest was about to buy it out of a shear desire to just upgrade, but id much rather go with a 6 core anyday and for 350$ or possibly less, thats an amazing deal when compared to intels i7's.  Im just gonna save my hard earned money.