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Need some help choosing a mobo. PCI-E related

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September 3, 2012 3:16:33 PM

I'm in the process of piecing a new PC together and wanted some help choosing a mobo. When it comes to PCI-E i know what x8/x16 means, but is it worth it for 2 x16 pci-e 3.0 slots? I've been looking up different mobo's and only a handful come with 2 x16's.

I plan on using at least 2 gtx 670/680 so if i had a x16/x8 will I be saturating the x8 lanes?

Just wanted to hear input from the community. Thanks!
a b V Motherboard
September 3, 2012 3:18:06 PM

Oh yes, if you're going to use 2 GTX670/680 it's TOTALLY worth getting two x16s.

What's your budget?
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September 3, 2012 3:31:28 PM

I was hoping at most $300
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a b V Motherboard
September 3, 2012 3:32:19 PM

Hmm. You could go for the Gigabyte Z77 G1.Sniper 3.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 3, 2012 3:42:35 PM

I like the specs on that one.

Is there a list of wish ones have x16/x16? The only way to check in newegg is by actually checking out the details of each one.
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a b V Motherboard
September 4, 2012 11:06:23 AM

Yeah, the Maximus V Extreme.
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September 11, 2012 12:01:35 AM

Best answer selected by robbversion1.
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