Mother Board for future proof GPU's

Please can someone give me some ideas on a mobo that can crossfire and sli as I am having a custom built pc and need to alter the mobo in the standard spec without increasing the cost so I can future proof myself in turms of running dual graphics

The mobo in the standard configuration is: P8Z68-V LE

Z68 Mother board that will be more than capable at:

Xfire Asus Direct Cu II 6970


SLi Asus Direct CU II GTX 570

Thus giving me a choice of ways to improve my system in the future

The other specs are to be as follows

Cooler Master Elite 430 Case
Price: £25.00

Intel Core i7 2600K Processor Overclocked to up to 4.5GHz
Price: £219.69

CPU Cooler:
Corsair A70 Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
Price: £32.00

Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
Price: £65.00

8GB Corsair PC3-12800 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4GB sticks)
Price: £103.98

Graphics Card:
AMD Radeon HD 6970 2048MB Graphics Card (MSI Twin Frozr III)
Price: £165.00

1st Hard Drive:
60GB Corsair Force 3 Solid State Drive
Price: £108.00

2nd Hard Drive:
1000GB 7200RPM Hard Disk
Price: £35.00

SSD Caching Configuration - Choose one Hard drive and one SSD
Price: £1.00

1st Optical Drive:
LG Blu-Ray ReWriter
Price: £99.99

2nd Optical Drive:
Sony 24x DVD-RW Drive
Price: £19.99

Power Supply:
Corsair TX 750W PSU
Price: £75.00
Sound Card:

Onboard High Definition Audio

Operating System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Price: £41.66
Primary Monitor:

24" Asus VS247H Widescreen LED Monitor
Price: £85.00
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  1. z68 vpro is better solution for sli/crossfirex
  2. Hi thanks for the reply

    Unfortunately the company want another £99 + vat for this and my budget cannot push to this :(
  3. ajh1979 said:
    Hi thanks for the reply

    Unfortunately the company want another £99 + vat for this and my budget cannot push to this :(

    You could always ditch the bluray writer and get the better board.
  4. or go with i5 2500k, not sure how much that would save in your money but its normarlly $100 cheaper. And it basically the same performance as i7 2600k unless you do a lot of hyperthread heavy work.

    £99 step up to z67 sounds a bit expansive.

    Check if the blu-ray drive is also support DVD, I thought most do anyway so there is no point for a second DVD driver
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