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Best motherboard for my new PC build (Core i5 3570k,Sapphire radeon hd 7950 3gb)

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May 2, 2013 12:41:00 PM

Hi guys , i would like to hear your advice about which motherboard is best for my setup
Here it is :
CPU Core i5 3570k Quad-Core 3.4Ghz (210$ Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Pro...

RAM Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (67$ Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...

GPU Sapphire radeon HD 7950 3gb with boost 850Mhz (330$ Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

HDD Western Digital 7200RPM 1TB 64MB Hard Disk (90$ Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD1002FAEX-Intern...

PSU Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650-750-850 (89 TO 130$ Amazon) http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Comp...

Note: I am not going to overclock anything,also i have no idea what power supply will be required for this build 650 watt 750-850 or lower,please suggest which one should i take...
And finally i had 1 motherboard on my mind ASrock z77 Extreme4 ,but i'm not sure about that ,because i have read recently that it has problems with my GPU detecting and running at GEN3 ,which i have no clue what is.
Budget for motherboard is under or around 200$
I am noob about such things so 1 more question-Does crossfire require 2 GPU or 1,if 1 i would like my motherboard with crossfire support,Thank u for your time.

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a c 129 V Motherboard
May 2, 2013 12:55:24 PM

In order to crossfire, you need 2 identical AMD GPUs. The nVidia version is called SLI.

Take a look at the ASRock extreme6. VERY good board
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May 2, 2013 2:01:13 PM

tiny voices said:
In order to crossfire, you need 2 identical AMD GPUs. The nVidia version is called SLI.

Take a look at the ASRock extreme6. VERY good board


Thank you for your reply it was really helpfull ,BTW will 650 Watt PSU be enough for this build?
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a c 129 V Motherboard
May 2, 2013 2:30:51 PM

It will be plenty.
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May 11, 2013 10:31:28 PM

tiny voices said:
In order to crossfire, you need 2 identical AMD GPUs. The nVidia version is called SLI.

Take a look at the ASRock extreme6. VERY good board


that is not true, for crossfirex you need cards within the same "range" like a 7950 xfired with a 7970. I had a HIS 6790 xfired with a Powercolor 6850 for a time and it worked great. sli requires cards being the same, such as gtx 660ti 2gb with another 660ti 2gb (I think they need to be the same speed too) but can be different brands.

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May 16, 2013 3:33:43 AM

The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is pretty good and is very cheap where I am (:
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a b V Motherboard
May 16, 2013 5:26:06 AM

If you want to have the option to Crossfire at a later time, you will eventually need a bigger PSU. 650 watts is great for one HD7950, but you really ought to at least have 750 watts for two.



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