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September 7, 2012 6:01:28 PM

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

I'm building a new gaming rig (my first) and am trying to test the waters to see which motherboard and CPU i should be getting I was thinking of using this with

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i5 processor $229.99 and

1 x ($114.99) Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$114.99

1 x ($57.99) CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11B
$57.99

1 "Corsair CX Series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply CP-9020015-NA"
Personal Computers; $86.00
In Stock
Sold by: Amazon.com
1 "Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)"
Personal Computers; $32.08
In Stock

any help, comments and opinions would be fantastic! Is that awesome or not so awesome? Gaming on 1080p with max settings is my goal, I have a GTX 580 1.5GB right now but in the future would like to SLI at LEAST 2 660TIs.

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September 7, 2012 6:28:06 PM

Do you plan on doing SLI? Like 4 way? Or only two?
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September 7, 2012 6:31:35 PM

2 for now but 4 in the future I think, far down the line though.
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September 7, 2012 7:08:59 PM

Well I am no pro but here are my thoughts as I am in a similar bind. Depending on my responses in my thread.

For Four-way SLI, I'd recommend either the Maximus V Extreme or Gigabyte's GA-Z77X-UP7 or EVGA Z77 FTW.
The UP7 isn't out but I'd recommend it only for overclocking, especially if overclocking all 4 GPUs. Other wise MVE or FTW.

2 way SLI: I'd go the GA-Z77X UP5 or Maximus V Formula.
I'm leaning towards the UP5 as it has thunderbolt and some beastly MOSFETS. But it cannot do 3 way SLI.

I agree with the 3570k for gaming. In most cases, it does exactly the same as the i7 3770k. However that is because games right now don't take advantage of hyper threading. That could change. But for the next 3-4 years it probably won't.
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