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January 27, 2013 4:20:23 AM

hey guys, i goofed when i bought bought my current mobo, i went cheap and its not a good board :( 

so, i plan on picking up a second 7850 some time soon to crossfire, and my current board cant crossfire, however, my current 7850 is 3 slots in size (Twin turbo 2 cooler), i may opt for an asus DirectCU II or this sapphire:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

my CPU is an i5-3570 but i also plan on grabbing an i7-3770k down the track, so a Z77 would be preferable

also, a third PCi-e x1 slot would be great to put my wifi adapter into, if a reasonably priced board doesnt exist with this then thats fine too

Prefered shop: pccasegear.com
Budget: up to $150


Thanks, LordTumnas

EDIT: after having a look, the extreme6 seems like a good option even if it is a little over budget or perhaps the extreme4

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January 27, 2013 4:31:16 AM

The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 should meet your needs:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
It's under $150, it supports sli and crossfire, with room to do that with triple-slot cards, and an x1 slot above them that you can use for your wi-fi adapter.
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January 27, 2013 4:33:59 AM

MauveCloud said:
The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 should meet your needs:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
It's under $150, it supports sli and crossfire, with room to do that with triple-slot cards, and an x1 slot above them that you can use for your wi-fi adapter.


thats for the reply, i do like that board, what advantages would an extreme6 have over it?
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January 27, 2013 4:42:40 AM

Lord Tumnas said:
thats for the reply, i do like that board, what advantages would an extreme6 have over it?


The extreme6 has some extra connectors - a displayport and an IEEE 1394 port on the back, a floppy drive connector, and a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot in addition to the two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (and in place of one of the x1 slots of the Extreme4). I think that's about it for differences.
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January 27, 2013 5:04:28 AM

thanks guys, much appreciated, i think the extreme4 will be the new board then
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2013 5:18:50 AM

Its probably the most purchased Z77 board period
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January 27, 2013 5:19:49 AM

Best answer selected by Lord Tumnas.
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2013 5:31:54 AM

Glad we were able to help you today. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.
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