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Best Intel I7 Crossfire Motherboard (2x 5870)

Hi,

I bought Gigabyte X58A-UD3R and it's a very good mobo ... but with my 2x5870 (2 slot card) my first card overheat.

Anyone know an alternative to my motherboard but with 2 free slot between each pciex16 slot?

And fit with my current memory ?
(G.SKILL F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD Trident PC3-16000 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-2000 CL9-9-9-24 )


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102893
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD+&x=0&y=0
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131390

    got enough money? get this. otherwise you are stuck with what you have.

    last option, get better cooling.
  2. Maibe that one ...? but I loose sata3 & USB3 ... :(


    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365&cm_re=P6T-_-
    13-131-365-_-Product
  3. Bro, You always have to sacrifice if you've got limited budget. That's ow life goes.
  4. But with "ASUS P6T7 WS Supercomputer" I loose sata3 & usb3 also ! ...
  5. Best answer
    I suggest Asus Rampage III Extreme, it gives you the spacing you want (Using the 16x, 8x, 8x config), includes USB 3 and SATA 3. It does come with a bit of a price tag though.
  6. ^ overheating issues. which of course could be overcome by better cooling which requires 'more money'. Otherwise its my choice too, well the one that comes first with looks and spec wise.

    Both this and my suggested have no usb3.0. So in short, i would recommend you to stay with your current board. don't think until new mobo's arrive. Try some push/pull configurations and better the cooling.
  7. deweycd said:
    I suggest Asus Rampage III Extreme, it gives you the spacing you want (Using the 16x, 8x, 8x config), includes USB 3 and SATA 3. It does come with a bit of a price tag though.



    Ummm but if I use 16x,8x config ... I'll loose some "power" no ?

    On ud3r I think I could use 16x,8x also (and solve my heat prob), I pay for 2 "big" video card I 'didn't loose anything :)
  8. Yes, you lose power.
  9. wupaz said:
    Ummm but if I use 16x,8x config ... I'll loose some "power" no ?

    On ud3r I think I could use 16x,8x also (and solve my heat prob), I pay for 2 "big" video card I 'didn't loose anything :)


    You are likely to only see about a ~1% drop in frame rate. There isn't that much of a difference between 16x,16x vs 16x,8x. Tom's has done quite a few articles and only found a real difference at 16x,4x or 8x,4x. You shouldn't be able to see the difference in this board vs one with 16x, 16x.
  10. Best answer selected by wupaz.
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