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The only 1155 Mobos that have x16 x16 are the uber-high-end ones i.e. Maximus,Sniper..
It's not really necessary..you'll still get 5-14 more fps from x8 x8
I suppose a 3570K,or 2500K and decent Gigabyte,Biostar, or Asus board.
You could go cheap and get a p67 or z68 board from Geeks.com...
 
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The only 1155 Mobos that have x16 x16 are the uber-high-end ones i.e. Maximus,Sniper..
It's not really necessary..you'll still get 5-14 more fps from x8 x8
I suppose a 3570K,or 2500K and decent Gigabyte,Biostar, or Asus board.
You could go cheap and get a p67 or z68 board from Geeks.com...

^This.

The difference is really fairly minimal.
post #13 of 41
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So x8/x8 won't be too different for a sli setup as x16/x16? Because when i was running x16/x8 and went to x16/x16 there was a pretty noticeable difference
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post #14 of 41
I you relly need x16/x16 then the LGA 2011 platform is for you
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post #15 of 41
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So x8/x8 won't be too different for a sli setup as x16/x16? Because when i was running x16/x8 and went to x16/x16 there was a pretty noticeable difference

Shouldn't be, but to have 16x in both you'll have to spend more on the motherboard, the Maximus V Formula is 16x in all 3 slots, but dual 8x using SLI.
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I just went for the 3770k as he could end up doing more video editing later on and he could afford it.
However yeah there are cheaper options, you could also go for something like the P8Z77 Pro

Well played sir. I am a self admitted cheap skate, and only care about bang/buck. I just wanted to show him options that were cheaper without sacrificing very much, if at all in gaming. Then he could get a very nice 256 GB ssd and blow the doors off. 3770 would be well worth it should he wind up doing more vid editing down the road, and there can be no doubt your mobo recommendation looks damn nice.
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I don't mind spending more to get the features I want. As I stated before on my current board when I ran my cards in x16/x8 (they had alot of breathing room this way) MSI afterburner showed the second card being used but minimally. So I swapped into the other x16 which made the cards dry hump each other. I was then getting full use out of both cards and believe it or not the difference was like night and day for me, got much higher fps while gaming. So that is why I'm so adamant about wanting x16/x16. On another note I would like to use a third slot for a dedicated physx card, not sure what the speed of the slot should be for that though.
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post #18 of 41
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I don't mind spending more to get the features I want. As I stated before on my current board when I ran my cards in x16/x8 (they had alot of breathing room this way) MSI afterburner showed the second card being used but minimally. So I swapped into the other x16 which made the cards dry hump each other. I was then getting full use out of both cards and believe it or not the difference was like night and day for me, got much higher fps while gaming. So that is why I'm so adamant about wanting x16/x16. On another note I would like to use a third slot for a dedicated physx card, not sure what the speed of the slot should be for that though.

You may be forced to go for the X79 chipset then, I'm not even sure if the Maximus V Extreme does 16x/16x.
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You may be forced to go for the X79 chipset then, I'm not even sure if the Maximus V Extreme does 16x/16x.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
This is one I have been eyeing for awhile
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131805
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188121
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128563
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188123
Those are some of the boards I like. What are some good brands for overclocking? The computer I have is the only one I have ever built for myself so I haven't experienced any other brands
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