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I curently have a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 MB and I'm looking for things to upgrade on my SigRig (just built it, haven't even completed my OCing yet, but hey, why not find out where to go next!). I'm not going to do this right away, but I'm just curious, would it be worth me upgrading to the Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 MB? What would be the advantages/disadvantages? Besides having two more GPU slots, what is the major difference (I've tried looking and I can't tell, but I'm not the best with tech)?

Any help you can give would be great. I'm just trying to see if it would be worth about $300 to step up? Thanks for any help you can give!
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I curently have a Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 MB and I'm looking for things to upgrade on my SigRig (just built it, haven't even completed my OCing yet, but hey, why not find out where to go next!). I'm not going to do this right away, but I'm just curious, would it be worth me upgrading to the Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3 MB? What would be the advantages/disadvantages? Besides having two more GPU slots, what is the major difference (I've tried looking and I can't tell, but I'm not the best with tech)?

Any help you can give would be great. I'm just trying to see if it would be worth about $300 to step up? Thanks for any help you can give!
Why not put those money in a SSD instead? Will give you much more of a performance boost.
    
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I'm just trying to see if it would be worth about $300 to step up?
SSD
GPU
A better heatsink for higher OC's

There's no need to buy another mobo unless you want to run SLI.
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I have the new GPU on the way, I ordered an ASUS ENGTX460, which should be delivered tomorrow. I also have a new cooler, the Hyper 212+ which hasn't been installed yet.

The SSD would be a good idea. I'll look into that.

But I still want to know if it would worth upgrading the MB?
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Unless you are planning on SLI'ing your new 460, then there isn't really a point in upgrading your motherboard at this time. Your motherboard supports 16x4 SLI/CF configurations so another board with 8x8 would benefit from this, but only slightly. A UD7 should really be considered if your planning to go TRI SLI or CFX.

Go with the SSD if you have cash to spend
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Motherboards, for the most part, either have the features you're looking for or they don't. Performance isn't highly variable between brands. Look for the features you want, from the brand you trust and you're set.
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Thanks for all the info!! OK, now I'm off to find a SSD!
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