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best motherboards that support 3-way sli

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July 5, 2013 12:13:32 AM

Hi

i'm planing on getting 3 of the gtx 760 along with an i7 4770k
so i need a motherboard that fully support these cards
can you give me a few suggestions?

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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 12:26:03 AM

How's your budget, and what GTX760 cards do you plan to use? Your future chassis also?
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a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 1:05:03 AM

better get 2 770s, , 2 way SLI is bettter than 3 way as u can save on money on the MB, and u can have better airflow and cooling for the 2 cards
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July 5, 2013 1:07:24 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
How's your budget, and what GTX760 cards do you plan to use? Your future chassis also?


i did't buy it yet
this is my first build
but i'am planing on geting:

i7 4770k
3 cards of gtx 760 ((mostly msi gaming card))
samsung ssd 840 series 250 gb
nzxt 630 full tower case
Seasonic PLATINUM-1000 ATX 1000 Power Supply((i don't know if it's compatible with the haswell cpu))
wd 1t black
Kingston HyperX Beast 16 GB Kit (2x8 GB) 2400MHz
a 2560x1400 monitor
a g9x mouse and a CM Storm Trigger - Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

i think that's all of it
what do you think?
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a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 1:12:06 AM

is it a gaming PC?
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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 1:13:30 AM

If gaming is your main purpose, you'd better be settled with an i5 4670k, 2x GTX770 and a 80+ silver/gold with wattage around 700-800w rather that your plan above. RAM also doesn't need to be that expensive unless you do some editing/rendering.
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July 5, 2013 2:06:37 AM

2 770s cost 800$
3 760s cost almost 800$
but the performance between them is not small!
so i think 3 760s is a better deal

1000 watts is bit high for my build
but with some over clocking i think it will help me alot
and it's only 20$-40$ more then a 850watt
so i think i will go with a 1000 watt that will stand with me for the next 5 years

getting an i5 4670k is not a bad idea
also the ram
i think 1600mhz will do just fine


back to the main topic
z87 motherboards that support 3-way sli
any suggestions?

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a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 2:14:37 AM

the cheapest Z87 3-way SLI boards cost almost 300$, that's the reason i suggested 2 770s, even that will be able to max out all games
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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 2:21:54 AM

A lot of game doesn't support tri-SLI, plus 2 770 is more than enough for fullHD res.
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July 5, 2013 2:54:03 AM

jinayhvora said:
the cheapest Z87 3-way SLI boards cost almost 300$, that's the reason i suggested 2 770s, even that will be able to max out all games


it's almost 80$ more
i think it's worth it

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July 5, 2013 2:57:48 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
A lot of game doesn't support tri-SLI, plus 2 770 is more than enough for fullHD res.


i am paying 800$ either way
but the performance will be much higher

but i didn't get what you mean
a lot of games doesn't support tri-way SLI!
you mean that i won't gain anything from the third card?!
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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 3:39:52 AM

Only in benchmarks.
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July 5, 2013 4:13:39 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Only in benchmarks.


even three 770s?
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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 4:35:42 AM

Yes, even 3 770.
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July 8, 2013 4:56:57 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Yes, even 3 770.

then why does some gamers have 3-way and 4-way sli?
what's the point?
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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 8, 2013 4:58:32 AM

Show off and related stuffs. Bragging rights, after all.
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July 8, 2013 5:06:49 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Show off and related stuffs. Bragging rights, after all.


is it the same with amd's CF ?
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a c 137 V Motherboard
July 8, 2013 5:08:28 AM

AMD's CF yield even worse results, due to micro shuttering problems ( small lag ) with Crossfiring.
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October 14, 2013 12:36:28 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
Only in benchmarks.


If that is the case then why does the frame rate of games go up by 15-25% when a third card is added?
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October 21, 2013 6:11:13 PM

Are you doing Nvidia surround. I can only imagine 3 way SLI with 3 GTX760 4GB cards for surround. That you have one card per monitor that could play everything it seem at high settings. it would be $900 instead of $800 for the cards.
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September 1, 2014 12:19:13 PM

ASROCK Extreme 11 the 1st and only motherboard on the market that is capable of 4-way full 16x @ PCIe 3.0 SLI/CF or the fact that it has 8 USB 3.0 ports and much much more is useful to you in any way. It has dual PEX PLX chips to provide enough PCIE lanes needed for 4xSLI. If you are worried about price, remember that SAS controller costs $300 if you buy it separately. 3xSLI motherboard should be i7 and should have at least one PEX PLX chip.
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