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January 29, 2012 10:50:27 PM

Hey guys im building a new comp and i was just wondering if the motherboard i had chosen would play nice with the amd hd radeon 7970.

this is the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
would be the card

Thanks a lot, any input is appreciated.

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January 29, 2012 10:56:06 PM

no problems. You can use amd with a intel mobo or nvdia with and amd mobo if that is what you really are wondering.
a b V Motherboard
January 29, 2012 11:00:21 PM

That mobo's too expensive for whatever you've got in mind, though. I recommend the $190 MSI Z68A-GD80 for high-end builds. It's great for anything but 3-way SLI/Xfire.
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January 29, 2012 11:04:42 PM

@kajabla i was thinking about ordering off ibuypower and they only had asus, asrock or gigabyte boards
a b V Motherboard
January 29, 2012 11:06:09 PM

Can you link me to the selection page? In my experience they'll usually have one or two decent boards at the right price.
January 29, 2012 11:16:56 PM

ASUS P8Z68-V LX -- Lucid Virtu Technology [-$235]
Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 [-$235]
[SLI] ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16 [-$178]
[SLI] ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 -- 2x Gb LAN, 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 [-$115]
[SLI] ASUS P8Z68-V -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, On-Board Bluetooth, Lucid Virtu Technology [-$148]
[SLI] ASUS P8Z68-V Pro -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, On-Board Bluetooth, Lucid Virtu Technology [-$131]
[SLI] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe -- 2x Gb LAN, 3x PCI-E x16, 4x USB 3.0, On-Board Bluetooth, Lucid Virtu Technology [-$64]
[SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, Lucid Virtu Technology [-$214]
[SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 -- Lucid Virtu Technology [-$178]
[SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 [-$143]
[3-Way SLI] ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z -- 2x Gb LAN, 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16, 8x USB 3.0, On-Board Bluetooth, Lucid Virtu Techonology [+$58]
[3-Way SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 -- 2x Gb LAN, 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16, 6x USB 3.0

And if that isn't easy to read here's the link as well:
http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/iBUYPOWER_HS_11

You just need to scroll down until you see the motherboards

Thanks again
a b V Motherboard
January 29, 2012 11:24:10 PM

I think the Z68X-UD3H-B3 would be the best option. It's a solid board, $160 on the Egg.
January 29, 2012 11:27:09 PM

Alright thanks alot. I never complain if i can save money
a b V Motherboard
January 30, 2012 2:51:24 AM

On that note, go 2500K if you were thinking of paying more. It's basically equivalent to the 2600K in gaming.
January 30, 2012 2:56:13 AM

kajabla said:
On that note, go 2500K if you were thinking of paying more. It's basically equivalent to the 2600K in gaming.


I have seen that a lot around the forumns lol. But its gotten to the point where i set a budget of around 2000 and im probably going to be coming in around 200 less as it is so I figured why not for the i7.

Also, how do i choose best answer since im a noob here?
a b V Motherboard
January 30, 2012 3:01:13 AM

Well, basically all it'll get you is a couple of bins more on your maximum overclock. That might be worth it for two 7970s. If you feel like throwing the money around, go for it.
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