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June 4, 2012 8:48:56 AM

Hey everyone, I have been building a computer for quite awhile and I've finally decided to make the step to upgrading into crossfire. My question is, which motherboard would be suitable (around $150 ish) for crossfire and which mid tower case would be good too. My current motherboard doesn't support crossfire and my case is too small to support crossfire.

I'm planning on buying the corsair tx 850

The corsair carbide 500r (if there's a better mid tower case that I'm missing out please recommend me some) probably around the same price range of the corsair 500r which is $139)

For motherboard I'm not too sure yet...

My specs ATM are . Cooler master 550w psu, i7 2600k, 16gb Kingston ram. Msi 6870 1tb sea gate barracuda 2tb wd caviar green
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June 4, 2012 8:59:08 AM

This MB has all the bells and whistles and supports x-fire. And it's right at the top of your price range:
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 4, 2012 11:20:51 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811108409
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811112353
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811108236
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811108395
Theres loads of good solid cases under a ton, its what you like the look of


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June 4, 2012 12:18:00 PM

hmm , ive checked on some of your recommendations. but unfortunately i dont live in the countries where newegg ship to. so... ive checked the price of the motherboard that u recommended and its around $220 usd where im at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this mother board is around 190 usd.

and also the carbide 400r is around 100 us. the carbide 500r is around 150us..... hmmm im still deciding....

is the 500r really worth it over the 400r ? and also can i get some comparisons bbetween the gigabyte motherboard and the asus mother board that i linked?
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June 4, 2012 7:17:26 PM

Aah, sorry, you stated price in dollars so I assumed a US member, where in the world are you?
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June 5, 2012 12:46:23 PM

im from singapore. we use dollars too. but Singapore dollars . 1.2sgd is 1us dollars. but the prices here are ridiculously different.
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June 5, 2012 12:51:59 PM

No probs, its just if you quote in dollars we would assume a US member and usually pass newegg links, what sites do you use there?
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June 5, 2012 1:42:26 PM

What about maybe using Aussie sites? I'm sure they would ship to Singapore
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June 5, 2012 1:45:26 PM

hmm , i dont know if i would trust computer parts to be shipped from one country to another. alot of things can happen and i dont want to deal with the hassle of returning something if its damaged.
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June 5, 2012 1:49:11 PM

Fair enough, its just that most stuff bound for Nz or Oz goes through singapore, they would probably just send it straight to you, cheaper on shipping :) 
Basically you want to go through the mobo's on the list there and see which have at least two x16 Pcie lanes,
if you can't get that then two at x8 is fine but do not get a crossfire Mobo that has one at x16 and one at x4 or x1, it really isn't worth it
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June 5, 2012 3:05:16 PM

Yup, that second Mobo is definitely the one, the first ones pcie 2.0 lane is only at x4, not what you want for sli/crossfire :) 
the second is x8/x8, which will be sufficient :) 
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June 5, 2012 5:03:47 PM

hmm ic. do u have any cases to recommend me? i really like the carbide 500r but its kinda expensive, well for what i have in mind. the 400r looks great too but are there any other options besides corsair?
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June 5, 2012 5:18:46 PM

Thermaltake, Fractal, Corsair, there are literally thousands out there,
I would look at full towers if you are crossfiring and if you know your specific cards it helps as you can then make sure your case will fit the cards,
because some cards are in excess of 12" nowadays
*Edit, it could be worth checking out the members gallery, in homebuild and Overclocking as well, see if theres a particular case you like the look of
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June 10, 2012 3:07:16 PM

Best answer selected by Milgauss.
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June 10, 2012 6:44:36 PM

Glad to help man, thank you for B.a.
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