Need help/suggestions

I'm making a computer build and want to stick to two main brands. I was originally going for Corsair and ASUS but I decided that I don't want to use ASUS's Gfx cards. Origianlly I was going to get 2 Direct CU2 top GTX 680s, instead im going to get 2 MSI Lightning GTX 680s (Overclocking). Does anyone know a viable alternative MSI motherboard for the ASUS Maximus V Extreme or Formula?

Thanks. Any Suggestions would ne greatly appreciated.
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  1. I personally have a hard time sticking to just one or two brands because some products some manufacturers make are really good, and then there are some that aren't. Some products that Corsair makes are great - cases, air coolers, most PSUs, and RAM, and then there's some things they make that aren't good - SSDs, peripherals, water coolers, and so on.
  2. just give us the following

    budget
    location
    overclocking
    SLI?
    parts not required

    and we will figure something out for you. as far as i know, you wont need 2 680s for gaming unless you have a 120hz monitor.

    and as far as we know at the forum, we dont recommend ROG boards often. same with the gtx680 unless the guy is stubborn or they have tons of money to blow
  3. Budget: $4500
    location: Chicago, U.S.
    overclocking: yes
    SLI: Yes. 2 Way
    Monitor: Benq 2420T 120Hz
  4. here you go. the motherboard comes with free ram

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hoz7

    go with one 680 first and if you think you need more, just buy another one.
  5. TheBigTroll said:
    here you go. the motherboard comes with free ram

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hoz7

    go with one 680 first and if you think you need more, just buy another one.



    Thank you. I saw this before and didn't think much of it. Awesome that they stress test each one.
  6. TheBigTroll said:
    just give us the following

    budget
    location
    overclocking
    SLI?
    parts not required

    and we will figure something out for you. as far as i know, you wont need 2 680s for gaming unless you have a 120hz monitor.

    and as far as we know at the forum, we dont recommend ROG boards often. same with the gtx680 unless the guy is stubborn or they have tons of money to blow


    +1
  7. Heres what I would get:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1789.75
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-14 12:39 EDT-0400)
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