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Need help choosing an intel motherboard

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May 18, 2012 10:35:19 PM

hey im going over to intel in a month or 2 and selling my amd parts to my mate seeings his system isnt to good and my question is what would be a good one to get? id prefer there to be at least 2 gpu slots running x16 cos i also plan to get another 7970 and doing x fire any help much appreciated :) .
a c 125 V Motherboard
May 18, 2012 10:38:27 PM

So do you need an intel brand motherboard, or just a motherboard based on the intel chip architecture?
May 18, 2012 10:40:24 PM

as long as it runs an intel chip and its the right price
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May 18, 2012 10:44:00 PM

Next question. Must the board be able to run x-fire in dual x16 mode, or is dual x8 mode sufficient?
May 18, 2012 11:44:00 PM

right i got the cpu sorted im planning on getting a 3570k from what i heard brilliant for gaming just need some ideas on the motherboard then im sorted
May 19, 2012 12:14:57 AM

anything a bit cheaper? just want a few ideas but just looked at it does look awesome :) 
a c 125 V Motherboard
May 19, 2012 12:29:56 AM

There's nothing less expensive that does dual x16 - unfortunately. If you'd be willing to go to dual x8, then you can get boards in the 170 range.
May 19, 2012 2:05:29 AM

then ill definitely be looking in to getting this board ^^
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