Will this crossfire setup work?

I want to get this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157342

and this processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

I want to hook up my two HD 7950's in crossfire with this mobo. Will it work? And will the cpu bottleneck them? I will be water cooling the two cards as well. Thanks!
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  1. Yes an APU will sure as hell bottleneck 2 GPUs, why are you doing ti this way? Why do you want Xfire?

    Its pointless getting an APU if you are gonna use discrete graphics.
  2. Just get an i5 ivy bridge + H77/Z77 with crossfire support.
  3. Are you sure it would bottleneck? I mean it's six cores.
  4. Are you trolling ?...it's a low budget all-in one quad-core even the x4 965 black will beat that cpu, now imagine a intel i5-3570k...
    Its a really no brainer...
  5. Definitely bottleneck. get a i5-3570k....
  6. Oh. I thought it was six. You could have been a little nicer.
  7. OK. What if I got this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138358

    it has two pci express slots (one is 3.0 and one is 2.0) but the 2.0 one is x4. Would this slow one of the cards down?
  8. I'm looking for a micro atx board though.
  9. I actually think I'm going to go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157300

    I have the 990fx asrock fatal1ty and I love it, so this shouldn't be much different.

    Would crossfire work on this? and which cpu do you recommend. I want something that is cheap but good for gaming.
  10. Yes, it will do crossfire.
    Well for a z77 board it's the i5-3570k.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    or if you live near a microcenter :

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388577/Core_i5_3570K_34GHz_LGA_1155_Processor
  11. ThePlasticBling said:
    Oh. I thought it was six. You could have been a little nicer.


    I was being nice. lol

    Its only 4 cores. And that does not mean it will not bottleneck. You ned individual fast cores too.
  12. would this be a nice processor? it's only a little bit more money than the i5. would it be worth the upgrade? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
  13. In my opinion not worth the extra $, the i5 still beats that cpu in gaming apps.
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