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TammamT
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What is the best Motherboard that I can buy with a price less than 300$
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Intel LGA1366
USP 3.0, SATA III, ATI Crossfire

k1llg0r3
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Here are a couple of great boards to choose from. Both would be perfect, the rest is up to you and your preferences.

The Asus Rampage III Formula $299
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131666

The MSI Big Bang-XPower $295 (it even comes with it's own soundcard, it doesn't have onboard Audio)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130289

My Rig|CPU- i7 950@3.08ghz|CPU Cooler- Coolermaster v8|Motherboard- EVGA X58 SLI3|RAM- G.skill Trident 6gb 2000mhz|GPU- XFX HD5870|Case- HAF 932 Black Edition|PSU- Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W

ihatenvidia
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asus p6x58d-premium around almost 300$, p6x58d-e around 220$ or sabertooth x58 around 210$ . If it were me i'd go for the sabertooth, pretty good for gaming without the extra stuff that you don't need. If you're gonna look at other brands there is gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R or UD5. There are also some new mobos from gigabyte that just came out but its pretty expensive. I can't give you advice on evga since the store I worked with before didn't carry that brand, we had msi too but most of our customers bought asus or gigabyte.

TammamT
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Thank you very much.
But I'm not going to use it only for gaming
I'm a 3D-Max Designer but i love gaming
I'm going to get 2x Radeon HD6970 2GB (Cross Fire)
16 GB(4x4GB) DDR3 RAM, 2x 1TB WD HDD (one for backup)
And aa sound card + DVB internal Card So to many PCI Slots will be more than great.
but thank you very much for the advice. i think im going with the ASUS Rampage III.

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You can't get a 16 Gb 4 channel kit. the x58 chipset supports triple channel RAM. you need to either get a triple channel or 6 channel set. So you'd need to get something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145292