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December 27, 2011 1:14:37 PM

Hi I'm building a gaming pc.
I will be using
i7 2600k
1000w
gtx 570 sli
4 gb ram

Now I need help choosing a motherboard. I was thinking the asus rampage iv extreme but it seems unnecessary considering the specs. I won't go for the x79 cards. I need a motherboard that I can use for computer upgrades for a long time. I also want one that can support the ivy bridge chipsets.

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December 27, 2011 1:47:13 PM

The ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Z68 is a good board for $170. SLI ready...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

..or Gigabyte.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 27, 2011 1:51:38 PM

If Ivy bridge is your ultimate goal, I would wait and see if Intel releases an improved chipset when they're released. People tend to forget the P67 chipset fiasco when Intel first released Sandy bridge about a year ago. It had to do with the sata controller on the early motherboards. So I wouldn't plan too far ahead. If you order right now, this board might support ivy bridge in it's present chipset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Anonymous
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December 27, 2011 3:53:26 PM

Turns out that gtx 570 in sli is not in my budget so I'll just settle for the 6970. But next year when I have enough money, should I just add another 6970 or should I just get a new gpu. I'm highly considering the rampage iv extreme but is it worth it if I'm settling for only one gpu and is it compatible with my i7 2600k?
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January 3, 2012 10:55:11 PM

Best answer selected by skyisover.
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