Gaming mobo

hey guys im looking at building a gaming rig but I have no idea what mobo to buy I would like i7 capability with sli/crossfire as for price range I would say like 300 $ CAN max
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  1. I7 9xx or 8xx?
    Two different sockets.
  2. 9xx please
  3. Hi dsshhm and welcome to Tom's hardware forum.

    i5-7xx + GTX460 or i5-7xx + 5770 and u have all the power that u need.
  4. saint19 said:
    Hi dsshhm and welcome to Tom's hardware forum.

    i5-7xx + GTX460 or i5-7xx + 5770 and u have all the power that u need.

    that may be true now but i kinda want this rig to last me a bit also i just have to have that extra umph so i can brag to all my friends about how i can run game x at max with 300 fps :P
  5. If u keep in mind that the human eye only can see until 100 FPS (a little more or less) 300 FPS only can useful for benchmarks :lol:

    Now if u still want the i7, I'd go with an i7-930 plus a ASUS P6X58D-E or ASUS SABERTOOTH both are very good mobos.
  6. saint19 said:
    If u keep in mind that the human eye only can see until 100 FPS (a little more or less) 300 FPS only can useful for benchmarks :lol:

    Now if u still want the i7, I'd go with an i7-930 plus a ASUS P6X58D-E or ASUS SABERTOOTH both are very good mobos.


    i know but its like owning a Ferrari you'll never go that fast but everyone is like damn... :P

    uhh forgive me for sounding like a noob but i just don't understand this part of the specs

    "PCI Express 2.0 x16 3 (@ x16/x8/x8 or x16/x16/x1)"

    i know it's for the video card but how do i know what im looking for :P
  7. The x16, x8, x4 or x1 means the speed interface between the GPU and the mobo.

    Usually x16 or x8 are very good and u won't say any difference.
  8. saint19 said:
    The x16, x8, x4 or x1 means the speed interface between the GPU and the mobo.

    Usually x16 or x8 are very good and u won't say any difference.

    sweet thanks
  9. Your welcome ;)
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