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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?

a c 134 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
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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?
a b V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 1:12:06 AM

is it a gaming PC?
a c 134 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.
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?

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
a c 134 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.
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

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?!
a c 134 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 3:39:52 AM

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

Madn3ss795 said:
Only in benchmarks.


even three 770s?
a c 134 V Motherboard
July 5, 2013 4:35:42 AM

Yes, even 3 770.
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?
a c 134 V Motherboard
July 8, 2013 4:58:32 AM

Show off and related stuffs. Bragging rights, after all.
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 ?
a c 134 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.
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?
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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