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'lo there folks. I've been saving for awhile and was looking at upgrading to BD for awhile, and found out a pair of things. Aside from BDs performance, I found you can't do tri-fire at x16 on all 3 slots.

My setup is my sig-rig, but I'm looking at adding a 3rd 6970 in the future, and would prefer them to run at x16 on all slots, with my Revo in there.

I've sourced out some motherboards that will at least get me close, but my question to you fine folks is... Is there a mobo out there with 4-6 PCI-E slots, that'll let me do x16 tri-fire /AND/ still have my Revo?

If not, I'm looking at either the Gigabyte Z68-UD7 or the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme (-Z maybe), or the ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3. Which of these 3 would give me the best Eyefinity gaming performance and overclockability (If that's a word anyway )?
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ASUS Maximus IV Extreme all the way. Get the P67 though
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the maximus is pretty damm expensive tho
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Get the P67 though
Uh... no. For the sake of a new chipset replacing P67(supporting SSD caching), choose Z68.

Asrock has been very solid/impressive as of late, choosing a board from them will save $$@similar featured boards.
 
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I know this will sound cliche, but... Money is no real object here. I'm an elevator mechanic, and only really have time for gaming and OCing as a hobby, so it gets an upgrade every year or so.
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Two features that distinguish the Z68 are rarely used by most enthusiasts; onboard GPU and SSD caching. You are better off getting a dedicated SSD than going anywhere near SSD caching and an onboard GPU only offers added performance in video transcoding.
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the maximus is pretty damm expensive tho
but its so sexy...
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Aye, I was wondering what the difference was /other/ then those two things. I took a look and only found those two things between the RoG Extreme and the Rog Extreme-Z, and there's a $15 price difference. Is there absolutely nothing else changed between them? I figured there would be some slight improvements to paths and what not, maybe?

[EDIT] as a side note, this'll be getting the i7-2600k (and most likely the 2700k in a few months if it's not silly priced), and will be receiving a healthy OC of 5.2-5.4GHz if I can swing it. I've got the LGA1155 mounting brackets still for my XSPC based WC loops, so I'll be using that. Current temps for the i7 in my sigrig are 61c tops while running Prime95 on hottest core (23.3c ambient).
Edited by Diber - 10/12/11 at 7:03pm
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