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... m 0 l 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... m 0 l 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! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDIY Help mobo, hd, power-sup, etc Forum SolvedNeed help/Advice with building 2 PC's out of gigabyte motherboards x79s-up5 and x58a-u3dr 3930k and i-930 CPU Forum SolvedIm building a computer, and the video card im using is the nvidia gtx 770, which requires a 12v rail at 42 amps. The power sup Forum Solvedneed new q-flash utility to load f4 bios for ga-x79s-up5-wifi motherboard Forum SolvedNeed help, Power supply worries and motherboard advice. Forum SolvedRAM/ Motherboard configuration help Forum SolvedPlz help selecting motherboard? Power issues! Forum SolvedPlz help selecting motherboard? Power issues! Forum SolvedHelp with a motherboard and power supply Forum SolvedFinalizing AMD AM3+ upgrade configuration - video card and power supply advice Forum SolvedHD7970, using a 6+8pin power configuration on an 8+8pin card. Forum SolvedNeed help finding the power switch pins on my motherboard Forum Help with Power Suply for configuration Forum SolvedUpgrade PC, changing motherboard, Power supply and Case, need help! Forum SolvedHelp me pick! Power supply vs better motherboard Forum SolvedWill HP Compaq 8000 Elite Convertible Minitower PC work fine with this configuration on this Power Supply?? Forum SolvedCase Cooling Configuration Help Forum SolvedNeed Help Choosing a Motherboard and Power supply. Forum SolvedHelp with fan configuration Forum SolvedNeed help with pc configuration Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !