Hey there everyone, I'm building a new rig and looking for a good mobo which would be suitable to my needs.
In terms of GFX output, I'm looking at 2 6970's Crossfired DVI-D(DL) to a Hp 30" Monitor running at 2560×1600 (1600p).
First time building a gaming rig, so bare with me if I miss out some details. xD
System Board needs to support:
Intel i7 980X processor/12+GB of DDR3 RAM/3.0 USB (at least 2 ports)/PCIE-2.1+ 3-6 slots.
I was wondering in regards to graphics cards whether or not plugging them into a x16 or x8 PCIE slot would make a difference performance wise, and if lets say my mobo had 1 x16, and 1x8 slot would there be a loss of performance when Crossfiring them?
ASUS Rampage motherboards are a gamer's dream. Handles quad-crossfire should you choose to, handles 24GB of DDR3-2200mhz RAM, has USB 3.0, Many MANY overclocking options, everything a gamer could ask for.
I will never understand why someone would pay $360 for a mobo, especially when a new socket is coming out. I never pay much more than $100 for a mobo, and I'm on the 4th year with the one I have, a more expensive one would have done nothing for me in these last 4 years.