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Looking for affordable LGA1150 board w/ SLI

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February 20, 2014 2:18:25 PM

I'm looking to build a pc PURELY for gaming and so I'm looking for a board that can support an i5-4670k and SLI ( 2-way gtx 770). The only problem I've been having is all the LGA1150 boards I've found either don't support SLI or are horrendously expensive. The price range I was hoping for was $90 to $140, but if I have to pay more than I guess I have no choice. Any help would be appreciated.

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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 2:26:31 PM

I recommend the msi z87 g45. It is a great mobo for the price. You can get it for $149 after remates from newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It can support 2x nvidia graphics in sli or 3x amd in crossfire. It has GREAT onboard audio, front usb 3.0, killer e2200 audio etc
Review here: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/mainboard/59697-msi-z87-g...
I seriously recommend this, especially with your i5 4670k.
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a c 235 V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 2:35:47 PM

skyscraper7 said:
Alternatively to save a bit you can go with g43 gaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
But you're sacrificing 2 sata slots, 2 USB 3.0 at rear and a pci-e slot (but 3x cf isn't worth it anyway imo)


It has not good SLI option! second PCI-E X4 will bottleneck second card!
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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 2:38:12 PM

Oops appears it doesn't support SLI my mistake sorry
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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 2:38:18 PM

Asrock Z87 Extreme 3, very well priced
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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 2:43:04 PM

I would get Extreme 4 for extra $10 if you plan to overclock - more power phases (and usb 3.0 but thats less important)
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a c 235 V Motherboard
February 20, 2014 2:44:37 PM

skyscraper7 said:
Why would it? It would be be x8 for first card and x8 for second


It's even not SLI certified. First port everytime runs at PCI-E 3.0 X16 and second runs PCI-E 2.0 X4
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