Motherboard and Power Sup for this configuration Help! Tags: New Build Configuration Motherboards Systems 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tinmann 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... | Report abuse Proximon Motherboard Authority 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... | Report abuse 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! | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Motherboard and Power Sup for this configuration Help!> Related ressources: ForumGA-X79 S-UP 5 Hangs with 64Gb ForumWhat are the symptoms of an underpowered or weak power sup .. ForumNew GA X79 S-UP 5 wont post ForumGigabyte GA-970A-UD3 Socket AM3+ 970 ATX AMD Motherboard Help Please!! ForumNeed some help ! X58 mATX Motherboard ForumHelp me get the most out of my motherboard /system. ForumFar Cry 3 SLI Help ForumYamaha PSS680 power sup Forumenermax power sup ... where/how to take back a defective psu ForumNeed help choosing a motherboard ForumHelp with my new configuration with motherboard Tyan 7002 ForumWho Designed This Crap? Tech Support, Need I Say More? ForumAny suggestions on a pc, my budget is 1500 but i do want a gtx 580 sup ForumPCI compatibility question ForumComputer help ForumNew build need some help ForumDoes this build have and bottlenecks or kinks? ForumFirst Build nd am almost there! :D jst need some mobo help plz :) ForumBuilding a pc - is this compatible? Forum[Solved] Black Screen, no beeps, lights/fans on, speaker installed. Help!! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !