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July 7, 2012 11:11:44 PM

Hey guys,

I have this build for about 2 months now and I decided to go for Crossfire or SLi (still not sure) because the graphic card I'm currently using is supporting 2 monitors only and I need a 3rd one.


Mobo: Asus P8H61
RAM: 8GB (think it's 1333MHz) DDR3
PSU: Force 600w
Graphic card: Gigabyte HD Radeon 7750

I need a motherboard that would support x16/x16 speeds and the same frequency for the memory.

I'm not sure yet, the graphic card currently installed is the HD Radeon 7750 and I have an nvidia geforce 8800 gtx laying around, what do you guys think would be better for normal usage and for world of warcraft and other new games? saw the hardware comparison between 2 graphic cards the 8800 gtx did better but consumes much more power.

Also is there any way to just solve the 3 display issue?


Thanks.
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July 8, 2012 6:30:19 AM

Hi there,


U can definitely use this one -> ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 -> ... Latest Z77...

I just build PC with this mobo and I like the BIOS, its looks like this.

Works as expected @ 4.4GHz



That is a great mobo choice for the CPU. It has good power design for OC.


ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

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


a c 328 V Motherboard
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July 8, 2012 6:31:47 AM

For dual x16 u need to spend $300+ .

Is that what u want?
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July 8, 2012 6:32:27 AM

There is a tiny gain if u use dual x16 vs dual x8.
a c 328 V Motherboard
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July 8, 2012 6:35:22 AM

Whats your CPU?
July 8, 2012 5:14:56 PM

Thank you for the help!!

oops sorry I forgot to add, it's an i5 lga1155 I think.

I'll have a look at the mobo,

any other solution to solving the 3 display issue? not into spending that much on a newly built pc.

Any other powerful single card that can output 3 monitors without display port?
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July 8, 2012 5:48:54 PM

mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 8, 2012 6:08:28 PM



The MSI Z77A-G45 is great one for that, both SLI,Crossfire and 2xPCI3.0x16 and supports 1600MHz 1333Mhz 1060Mhz

If you want to use a little more cash you could grab the GD55(MSI Z77A-GD55)
July 8, 2012 6:18:56 PM

yamajee said:


I need a motherboard that would support x16/x16 speeds and the same frequency for the memory.


The only system that allows 2x16 is X79 based systems that is LGA2011,, BUT some reviews state that 2x16 don't over that much improvement over 2x8


If you are looking for 1155 socket go for the Asrock Extreme 4 or the Gygabyte UD3H, wichever you find cheapest.
July 8, 2012 6:28:32 PM

Dangi said:
The only system that allows 2x16 is X79 based systems that is LGA2011,, BUT some reviews state that 2x16 don't over that much improvement over 2x8


If you are looking for 1155 socket go for the Asrock Extreme 4 or the Gygabyte UD3H, wichever you find cheapest.


Wait :3. if PCI 3.0/x16 is not that, that he asked for (x16/x16) then what is then : )?
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July 8, 2012 6:29:08 PM

Dangi said:
The only system that allows 2x16 is X79 based systems that is LGA2011,, BUT some reviews state that 2x16 don't over that much improvement over 2x8


If you are looking for 1155 socket go for the Asrock Extreme 4 or the Gygabyte UD3H, wichever you find cheapest.

There is few boards in Z77 chipset that support dual x16, but they are in ball park of x79.

Like this one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 8, 2012 7:18:08 PM

Thank you so much for the help again guys, will look into them and will reply asap.

Problem is my gfx is a gigabyte, and the gigabyte radeon 7750 doesn't have a displayport. :( 

Edit: Can I add the 8800gtx to one of the expansions in the motherboard? there's ablack expansion like the blue x16 slot in the mobo, can I just add it so I can hook up a cable to it or will it cause problems?
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