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January 3, 2013 11:38:29 PM

Hey guys,

Im looking to upgrade my motherboard because I got another free 6950 so i would like to SLI. Right now i have the Asus p8p67 and well its kindof shitty to be honest. So its time to update to something faster and something that supports Crossfire. Now ive been looking at the review for z77 motherboards on here but i dont know enough to make the choice. Heres the link to the review. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...

Whats the bast one you would recommend for my build. Now im not just stuck on those 3, im willing to take suggestions.

My build:
I5 Sandy Bridge 2500k
16gb gskill 1600mhz ram
1 ssd 60gb(boot drive)
1 tb harddrive
2 x XFX 2gb 6950
700w cougar psu
Windows 7 as of now.

Thanks for any help.
a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2013 12:16:34 AM

The motherboard you have supports Crossfire at x16/x4.

Switching to something like an Asrock Z77 Extreme 4 would give you X8/X8 which would be an improvement.
That would be my choice.

Newf.

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January 4, 2013 1:58:06 AM

Thanks and yea i was leaning toward the Asrock z77 extreme 4 i just wanted to make sure it would be the best choice. For crossfire would i want something faster? Ive seen like 16x/8x.

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Also will my ram be compatible with this? Ive heard ram compatibility with Asrock.

I looked on their website and didnt see my Gskill ram.

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a c 87 V Motherboard
January 4, 2013 2:21:37 AM

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

Ever since Intel’s introduction of the Z77 chipset, motherboard giant Gigabyte has made huge leaps in in improvements on their motherboards all the way from the budget end to the extreme high end and the Z77X-D3H is a perfect example of what kind of top quality products can be achieved.

With support for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 channel integrated audio, Gigabyte’s fully digital power delivery system, and ultra durable 4 features, it’s got a lot going for it.

That said, once you realize that Gigabyte only wants a mere $144.99 this makes the Z77X-D3H one of the best priced, fully featured Z77 motherboards on the market today!

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January 4, 2013 2:29:02 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

Ever since Intel’s introduction of the Z77 chipset, motherboard giant Gigabyte has made huge leaps in in improvements on their motherboards all the way from the budget end to the extreme high end and the Z77X-D3H is a perfect example of what kind of top quality products can be achieved.

With support for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3 6Gb/s, 8 channel integrated audio, Gigabyte’s fully digital power delivery system, and ultra durable 4 features, it’s got a lot going for it.

That said, once you realize that Gigabyte only wants a mere $144.99 this makes the Z77X-D3H one of the best priced, fully featured Z77 motherboards on the market today!



You sounds like a sales person haha jk but yea that one looks nice too!! so hard to pick!
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a c 87 V Motherboard
January 4, 2013 2:34:39 AM

wildgene789 said:
You sounds like a sales person haha jk but yea that one looks nice too!! so hard to pick!

:lol:  no i do not work for Gigabyte.I know what you mean lots of choices!
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January 4, 2013 2:38:23 AM

what dont you like about the asrock that made ur say gigabyte? Ive read asrock boots faster. Also not maybe reviews on newegg for gigabyte
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a c 87 V Motherboard
January 4, 2013 2:49:32 AM

Just personal preference i prefer Asus and gigabyte.The Z77 Extreme4 can be purchased for as little as $120. Taking a look at the current availability of Intel Z77 motherboards at popular retailers confirms that this motherboard is an absolute bargain and I would say – if you are on a tight budget then give this board some consideration. The only negative I have for this motherboard is that it slips outside of typical ATX specifications. It’s 3cm thinner than a standard ATX motherboard and as a result may lack secure mounting on the far side since this isn’t a common size, which also means you should be very careful when plugging in the 24-pin ATX motherboard power – as the motherboard may flex.
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