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April 3, 2012 5:36:03 PM

I was wondering what is the cheapest 1155 motherboard that can supprt crossfire 6850's and eventually 6970's (not very soon but maybe in a year or so) for gaming. that will ast a long time?


Need it for my low budget gaming build but want to leave room for uprgrades, and have been told if i get the right motherboard i will be able to expand all other parts when needed.
April 3, 2012 5:52:39 PM

so with a pcie3.0 slot?
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April 3, 2012 5:58:13 PM

no. a cheap 1155 motherboard with dual pcie 2.0x16. or x8 so that i can run crossfire


(im not neccesarivly sure what difference in preformance the x8 makes.)
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April 3, 2012 6:08:24 PM

The performance is a difference of about 6 to maybeee 15fps

You can't really find anything cheaper than that from an 1155 socket with 2 pcie slots. You're looking at buying a used one if you are.
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April 3, 2012 6:15:13 PM

My price rang is anything up to $160 but i would preffer to save as much money as i could to put it towards my cpu
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April 3, 2012 6:17:53 PM

The As rock z68 is looking good for the price. I'm not very knowledgeable about motherboards so would that be able to run crossfire 6970's once i upgrade my gpu from 6850's. And also in the future will it also support an i5 2500k?
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April 3, 2012 6:18:48 PM

I know right now the motherboard is capable of supporting anything im going to throw at it right now., Which is great im just wondering if it will be able to handle the upgrades
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April 3, 2012 6:22:29 PM

yes. The PRO GEN 3? there are a couple asrock z68 boards out there.
2500k is pretty good damn match for a asrock z68 board if you are also looking to do some overclocking
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April 3, 2012 6:27:28 PM

sharkbyte5150 said:
This board is excellent, has 2 PCIe 2.0x16 (and with Ivy Bridge CPU they run at 3.0x16) and will give you the most upgradeability.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Whore...came in here an stole my thunder.

But yes that is a pretty damn good match for the parts your throwing at it.
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April 3, 2012 6:55:28 PM

yea because right now have a pentium G630 sandy bridge 1155 socket. A single 6850 2gb Saphire gpu. 16Gb ddr3 1333mhz Ram. A 620w power supply.

With this motherboard it should be able to run battlefield 3 and skyrim well at 1600x900 especially well once i get dual 6850's


but when i do upgrade to an i5 2500k and dual 6970's it should be amazing.
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April 3, 2012 7:02:19 PM

Suave145 said:
Whore...came in here an stole my thunder.

But yes that is a pretty damn good match for the parts your throwing at it.



We were probably typing at the same time.
Great minds think alike right?
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April 3, 2012 7:15:26 PM

seankoa said:
yea because right now have a pentium G630 sandy bridge 1155 socket. A single 6850 2gb Saphire gpu. 16Gb ddr3 1333mhz Ram. A 620w power supply.

With this motherboard it should be able to run battlefield 3 and skyrim well at 1600x900 especially well once i get dual 6850's


but when i do upgrade to an i5 2500k and dual 6970's it should be amazing.



totally my opinion and something I'd recommend is getting only 1 6970 if your runnig on 1600x900, you'll still be able to run at full spec with constant 60fps im pretty sure.

Sharkbyte515- ive agreed that statement true but I've decided that you are the lesser of the two minds.
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April 3, 2012 7:41:20 PM

I'll stay on the high road and move on.
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