Motherboard and Power Sup for this configuration Help! Tags: New Build Configuration Motherboards Systems Product Last response: March 3, 2012 7:41 PM in Systems Share babaman March 3, 2012 6:25:19 PM Hello everybody, I'm buying my new PC. I've chosen all the system, except the motherboard and the power supply. I need help on this. CPU: i7-3930k RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000): Total 16 Gb SSD: Intel 520 240 Gb GPU: 2 x XFX HD 7970 Black Edition DD I'm having a hard time trying to find a decent MB and power supply for this configuration. Approximate Purchase Date: Next week Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg Country: USA Overclocking: Definitely yes SLI or Crossfire: Yes Monitor Resolution: Full HD If you guys suggest any change in the configuration above, be my guest! Thanks! More about : motherboard power configuration tinmann a b V Motherboard March 3, 2012 6:59:23 PM Well none of the new X79 boards are inexpensive but the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 looks reasonable http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I personally would go for the ASUS Rampage IV Formula if budget permitted http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... With at least a 750 wattt power supply. I have used the SeaSonic X750 Gold and have nothing but good things to say about this unit. There are cheaper but none better in my opinion. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And if you don't mind semi-modular and are on a budget then the XFX PRO750W XXX Edition is a good deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Proximon a b V Motherboard March 3, 2012 7:18:40 PM "on a budget" and CF 7970 don't exactly go together Non-overclocked 7970s in CF will pull 400W by themselves, peak, WHILE GAMING. Max draw would be over 500W. http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264 That's not as bad as some, but because the average system draw is going to exceed 400W while gaming I would think something that can deliver 67 amps or more on the 12V rail would be best. Corsair AX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Seasonic Platinum X-860 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer babaman March 3, 2012 7:41:35 PM Proximon: You are right. It's not worth saving some bucks here. The Seasonic seems nice... tinmann: What about the Asus Rampage IV Extreme? Too much? Thanks guys! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources GA-X79 S-UP 5 Hangs with 64Gb Forum What are the symptoms of an underpowered or weak power sup .. Forum New GA X79 S-UP 5 wont post Forum Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 Socket AM3+ 970 ATX AMD Motherboard Help Please!! Forum Need some help ! X58 mATX Motherboard Forum Help me get the most out of my motherboard /system. Forum Far Cry 3 SLI Help Forum Yamaha PSS680 power sup Forum enermax power sup ... where/how to take back a defective psu Forum Need help choosing a motherboard Forum Help with my new configuration with motherboard Tyan 7002 Forum Who Designed This Crap? Tech Support, Need I Say More? Forum Any suggestions on a pc, my budget is 1500 but i do want a gtx 580 sup Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Computer help Forum New build need some help Forum Does this build have and bottlenecks or kinks? Forum First Build nd am almost there! :D jst need some mobo help plz :) Forum Building a pc - is this compatible? Forum [Solved] Black Screen, no beeps, lights/fans on, speaker installed. Help!! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !