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Suggest Me a Mobo - 670/7970

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November 24, 2012 2:10:03 AM

I'm thinking of getting a new gaming rig this weekend and was looking into SLI/XFire 670/7970. After doing my research, it seems that both these cards have more or less the same performance and scale similarly. As a result, I've decided to buy which ever is the cheapest. So far I've picked out all of my components but am unsure which motherboard I should get. I'm looking for some suggestions for both SLI 670 and XFire 7970.

I plan to overclock my CPU (I've never OCed before) and perhaps even my GPUs. I'm planning to purchase my first GPU this weekend, and the second one later next year when the prices drop. I'll be using two 27" monitors, each at 1920x1080. I'll only have the game running on my primary monitor. I primarily play online FPS.

I also want to confirm if a 750W psu is sufficient (I'm pretty sure it is), and if there are any special features the psu needs to SLI/Xfire.

i5-3570K
CoolMaster Hyper 212 Evo
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Intel 330 120GB
8GB DDR3 1066Mhz
Corsair TX750
Thor V2

I've been hearing alot of good things about the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 mobo. How is that?

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a c 1155 V Motherboard
November 24, 2012 2:08:46 PM

The Asrock has been highly recommended in here but here is an Asus option http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
750watts is fine.
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November 24, 2012 2:10:53 PM

How about the PSU. Since I'm going to be SLI/XFire, is there anything special feature it has to have?
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November 24, 2012 2:13:44 PM

icu222much said:
How about the PSU. Since I'm going to be SLI/XFire, is there anything special feature it has to have?

Enough PCIe power connectors for the cards. Your Corsair should have 4 which is enough, two for each card.
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December 4, 2012 2:43:07 AM

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