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February 9, 2012 1:03:12 PM

So im buying a new mobo today. I have had my eye on the
MSI Z68A-GD65 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS.

Making sure to get some expert opinions before purchasing. Will this be a good mobo to put the new GPU on and maybe 2 of them. Im still planning on getting one of the 7970's. Maybe 2 in the future. My main goal is to play bf3 on 3 monitors.

Right now im using the EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi). Ew I know.

Current:
Ram-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
CPU-i5-2500k

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2012 1:21:06 PM

looks like a nice board, i have looked up this mobo on newegg and it doesn't epecify how many lanyes each pcie slot has
you want to get a mobo that supports 16 lanes on a single pcie or 8x 8x on both, some crap mobos will have 16x 4x

I would suggest this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

"Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU)"
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2012 1:21:42 PM

looks like a nice board, i have looked up this mobo on newegg and it doesn't epecify how many lanes each pcie slot has
you want to get a mobo that supports 16 lanes on a single pcie or 8x 8x on both, some crap mobos will have 16x 4x

I would suggest this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

"Expansion Slots
PCI Express 3.0 x16
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE2/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4), or dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4)) (PCI Express 3.0 with Intel Ivy Bridge CPU, PCI Express 2.0 with Intel Sandy Bridge CPU)"
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 9, 2012 2:26:35 PM

Why do you want 16GB of RAM?
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February 9, 2012 2:40:50 PM

clarkjd said:
Why do you want 16GB of RAM?


I already have the 16gb of ram. Cause boss mode obv.
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