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post #11 of 21
then the Z68X-UD7- B3 is what you are looking for..its using a NF200 chipset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128499
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Thanks, that price is monstrous though haha, not that i was expecting it to be cheap, but i'll certainly give it a thought, whether it's worth that much extra over an x8/x8 for the performance..hmm..

So if i was to get an x8/x8 motherboard which one would be the best for overclocking the i5?
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post #13 of 21
Here is a comparison of sli x16 vs. x4 http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x4x4 very minor performance hit so I'd guess x8 would be just fine.

I'd like to see what kind of responses you get cuz I'm basically looking for the same. I want a good board for an i7 and crossfire 6950's
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Thanks, that price is monstrous though haha, not that i was expecting it to be cheap, but i'll certainly give it a thought, whether it's worth that much extra over an x8/x8 for the performance..hmm..

So if i was to get an x8/x8 motherboard which one would be the best for overclocking the i5?
Going from x16/x8 your not going to get a big performance hit. The asus p8p67 is a good board that has x8/x8.
Gigabyte p67-ud4 also has x8/x8. Lots of them do, if you want x16/16 the gigabyte p67-ud7 has that I believe. I think its still a bit pricey though, and IMO not worth the extra money for x16/x16.
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post #15 of 21
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Ah ok, i've decided to settle for x8/x8, here's the build so far, anywhere i could do better?



Also what's the difference between 'S 1155' motherboards and just '1155' ones
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post #16 of 21
get yourself a 1000W psu since your probably want to go crossfire in the future. Everything else is grand, maybe throw in an ssd for the OS? Why not go with 6950 and flash it to 6970?
post #17 of 21
A good 850W PSU is good enough for CFing 6970, either the Corsair 850HX or the Seasonix X850.

In any case, if you don't need the additional features of the Z68, then go get P67. I mean... SSD caching, use of integrated GPU, etc. if those are things you don't need, then get P67. I'd recommend the Asus P8P67 WS Revolution if you want x16/x16 cheap. (note: this board has NO on-board USB 3.0 headers)
post #18 of 21
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I've got a Corsair TX850 in my system at the moment, i will be fully overclocking the new system, i have heard mixed opinions on it so i'm not sure whether i'll be keeping this or getting a more powerful one just yet.

Also thanks for the motherboard recommendation, if i do go with an x16/x16 motherboard it will be that one i think, i'm not sure whether it's going to be worth it paying 70 quid odd extra for the performance (still reading conflicting opinions on whether the speeds have any affect on eyefinity setups), might just go with the asus p8p67 pro.
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post #19 of 21
I had asked the question to the resident PSU expert here and he said that a quality 850 is more than enough to crossfire and eyefinity. He rec'd me to get the HX850 because of price and it has the best stability. I was going to get teh HX1000 but from the reviews I read it has stability issues when loaded heavy. Not sure why exactly.

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I've got a Corsair TX850 in my system at the moment, i will be fully overclocking the new system, i have heard mixed opinions on it so i'm not sure whether i'll be keeping this or getting a more powerful one just yet.

Also thanks for the motherboard recommendation, if i do go with an x16/x16 motherboard it will be that one i think, i'm not sure whether it's going to be worth it paying 70 quid odd extra for the performance (still reading conflicting opinions on whether the speeds have any affect on eyefinity setups), might just go with the asus p8p67 pro.
post #20 of 21
ive used a hx1000 for over 2 years and had no problems with it, with a heavy overclock across the system. Even 2 months ago when I got my first 6990 and oced it to 960/1500 and oced the cpu to 5588mhz it was working fine had to change to ax1200 when I got the second 6990 though
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