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Looking for Intel socket mobo with AMD Crossfire!

Hey guys!
I'm thinking of selling my current AMD processor and going to an Intel one. I've got a 7970 Vapor-x graphics card, and in the future I might decide to buy it a friend to crossfire them.

So I'm looking for a mobo that has an Intel socket and will support crossfire with two PCI-e x16 slots for graphics cards. I'm planning to overclock the new CPU, and buying a cooler for it. However I'm not a serious overclocker.

The budget is around 200€ for the mobo, but I'd take a cheaper one that offers all requested features, or a more expensive one, if it's worth it.
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  1. Depends I need to know your processor socket type for the Intel.
  2. ddbtkd456 said:
    Depends I need to know your processor socket type for the Intel.


    I haven't yet decided which processor I'm getting exactly, but it's definately a 1150 or 1155 socket one
    EDIT: actually since my computer is more for gaming than anything else, I'm probably gonna go with an i5-4670 that has a 1150 socket
    EDIT 2: so I've read some forum reviews and people say the i7-4770 is better at gaming and more future proof than any i5... back to square one
  3. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 17:41 EDT-0400)
    This will do i7 or i5 as long as it is 1150 (Socket type)

    Otherwise this one will do the 1155 socket types:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 17:38 EDT-0400)

    Either of these boards have USB 3.0 usb headers (for front USB 3.0 on newer cases), cross-fire and SLI ready and are both able to overclock, either socket you get i would get one of these 2 boards. Hope these helps and please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread.
  4. ddbtkd456 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 17:41 EDT-0400)
    This will do i7 or i5 as long as it is 1150 (Socket type)

    Otherwise this one will do the 1155 socket types:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 17:38 EDT-0400)

    Either of these boards have USB 3.0 usb headers (for front USB 3.0 on newer cases), cross-fire and SLI ready and are both able to overclock, either socket you get i would get one of these 2 boards. Hope these helps and please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread.


    Great prices, exactly what I asked for! And I've got an ASRock in my pc right now, so no sudden changes!
    Thanks mate, best solution is yours!
  5. Xickle said:
    ddbtkd456 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 17:41 EDT-0400)
    This will do i7 or i5 as long as it is 1150 (Socket type)

    Otherwise this one will do the 1155 socket types:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $114.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 17:38 EDT-0400)

    Either of these boards have USB 3.0 usb headers (for front USB 3.0 on newer cases), cross-fire and SLI ready and are both able to overclock, either socket you get i would get one of these 2 boards. Hope these helps and please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread.


    Great prices, exactly what I asked for! And I've got an ASRock in my pc right now, so no sudden changes!
    Thanks mate, best solution is yours!


    I fully trust ASrock and ASUS since, ASrock is a company that broke off of ASUS company, there basically the same thing. I would fully recommend either of these brands for future motherboards.
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