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Mother Board for future proof GPU's

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October 13, 2011 11:25:09 AM

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

And

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

Case:
Cooler Master Elite 430 Case
Price: £25.00

Processor:
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

Motherboard:
Asus P8Z68-V LE Motherboard
Price: £65.00

Memory:
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
a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2011 11:44:05 AM

z68 vpro is better solution for sli/crossfirex
October 13, 2011 11:48:19 AM

Hi thanks for the reply

Unfortunately the company want another £99 + vat for this and my budget cannot push to this :( 
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October 13, 2011 11:50:59 AM

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.
a b V Motherboard
October 13, 2011 12:02:47 PM

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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