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Hello, I am looking into purchasing a 3770k and an asrock extreme 6, I will use a hyper 212 evo, and am planning on overclocking, would this mobo and cpu work well with each other? And also, does the pcie 2.0 x16 slot work with the other 2 pcie 3.0 slots to have 3 way sli?

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It does not seem as though the asrock 6 supports triple SLI, but that is ok because unless you do a lot of bench marking, you shouldn't use triple SLI anyways.

Honestly, you should probably look at getting the MSI M-power motherboard. It does support triple SLI (again try not to use it), and it would probably be a bit better for overclocking. Plus if you buy it from newegg, it comes with 8GB of free memory. thumb.gif
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Thank you biggrin.gif how long do you think 2 6950s will last before I'd need to get a newer card? Also, I cannot find the motherboard you suggested, the only msi board I could find was the BIGBANG-XPOWER2. Do you have any other recommendations?
    
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Honestly, you should probably look at getting the MSI M-power motherboard. It does support triple SLI (again try not to use it)

It doesn't. Even MSI rep over here confirmed that.
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Hello, I am looking into purchasing a 3770k and an asrock extreme 6, I will use a hyper 212 evo, and am planning on overclocking, would this mobo and cpu work well with each other? And also, does the pcie 2.0 x16 slot work with the other 2 pcie 3.0 slots to have 3 way sli?
Thanks
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As previously mentioned that board doesn't support 3 way SLI.
However, it supports 3-way CrossFire, as do almost all Z77 boards.

However, there are better boards than Extreme6 for the same price, like Asus P8Z77-V, or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, and GA-Z77X-UP4.
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It doesn't. Even MSI rep over here confirmed that.
As previously mentioned that board doesn't support 3 way SLI.
However, it supports 3-way CrossFire, as do almost all Z77 boards.
However, there are better boards than Extreme6 for the same price, like Asus P8Z77-V, or Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, and GA-Z77X-UP4.
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I was looking at spending about $150-180 I don't know where to buy the ud5h for that price because the store I usually buy pc parts at sells the extreme6 for 177 ahd the ud5h starts at 260 and ebay is around 250 incl postage.

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Where do you live?

I bought my UD5H for $180 back in April (i think) for $180 from Amazon. It costs the same right now.
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I live in queensland australia. The ud5h is about $190 but with $70 postage
    
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OK. You should have mentioned that before. Gigabyte boards cost more in Australia from what I have heard. How much does P8Z77-V cost over there?

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H isn't bad either.
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I live in queensland australia. The ud5h is about $190 but with $70 postage

wow where do you live in QLD? $70 postage seems way too high.. i am originally a rocky boy wink.gif
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Sunny coast biggrin.gif. The P8Z77-V varies in price from 130 for the lx to 495 for the premium
    
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