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June 29, 2012 1:46:41 PM

okay guys, so I'm doing another gaming build for myself and am stumped on what motherboard would work best with all of these other parts.

Here are the parts i have.

4.2 Ghz quad core

16gbs of G Skill Rip Jaws

apevia 700W

2x sapphire hd 6850 2gb (yes i will be crossfiring, these were gifted to me, i would rather have went with nvidias gtx 570+ personally)

i will be liquid cooling the buidl after all is well with it.

What do you guys think? I will be overclocking the processor just a little bit, but not too much, and those video cards stay insanely cool when they're overclocked so i don't think ill be liquid cooling them so space is not an issue.

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a b V Motherboard
June 29, 2012 9:58:05 PM

Can't go wrong with that ASUS board, I wouldn't spend money on 16 Gbs of RAM if your gaming, 8 Gbs will be just fine, I would take that money and get a higher quality PSU low quality PSU's don't last long and when they go they'll take everything their plugged into with it. Apevia isn't good stuff and that one PSU has 4 12v Rails on it which will split up the power to much for 2 graphics cards. I always like the ones with 1 12v rail, so you don't have to worry.

Basically look for a PSU that:
a) has a single 12v rail
b) the 12v rail delivers enough power
c) is rated to be 80+ and then a medal (bronze, silver, gold, platnium)
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June 29, 2012 10:20:28 PM

alright man thanks, i really wanted a gigabyte mobo but they don't post with fx processors they have to have their bios updated but i don't have another processor laying around to update it with when i get it lol
a b V Motherboard
June 29, 2012 11:01:22 PM

Yea i know how those motherboards are, slowly more and more of them ship AM3+ ready but many still do not.
June 29, 2012 11:54:01 PM

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June 30, 2012 12:02:56 AM

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