The 2008 PC Builder's Bible

Crosshair II Formula
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI
CPU Support: AMD Socket AM2+ Phenom FX, Phenom X4, Phenom X2, Athlon X2, Athlon 64, Sempron
Memory Support: DDR2 667/800/1066MHz
PCI Slots: 3 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
Notable features: Integrated graphics w/ 512mb shared memory, Hybrid SLI support, 6 SATA ports, SupremeFX II Audio Card, Dual Gigabit LAN, 12 USB ports (6 external, 6 internal), 2 Firewire ports (1 external, 1 internal), External LCD post device
Price: $300
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M3A32-MVP
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Chipset: 790FX
CPU Support: AMD Socket AM2+ Phenom FX, Phenom X4, Phenom X2, Athlon X2, Athlon 64, Sempron
Memory Support: DDR2 533/667/800/1066 MHz
PCI Slots: 4 PCIe 2.0 x16, 2 PCI
Notable features: Crossfi re Support, 6 SATA 3 GB/s ports, 1 eSATA, Gigabit LAN, 8 channel HD audio, 10 USB ports (6 external, 4 internal), 2 Firewire ports (1 external, 1 internal)
Price: $210
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M2R32-MVP
Manufacturer:
ASUS
Chipset: 580X
CPU Support: Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64, Sempron
Memory Support: DDR2 533/667/800 MHz
PCI Slots: 2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1, 2 PCI
Notable features: Crossfi re support, 8 channel audio card, gigabit LAN, 4 SATA ports, 10 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Firewire ports
Price: $110
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