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Which should i get?

as a side note I am running 3770k and will be running 2x gtx 780s in the future.
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post #2 of 8
Both are overkill for your described needs.
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How so? 2x 780s will more then likely bottleneck my cpu but what should i get a giga that runs at pci x4 on a 600-800 dollar a piece card costing me half the performance?
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780s are going to be roughly 40% better then 680s and it is a known fact that 3x 680s overclocked properly will bottleneck a 4.5ghz 3770k
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post #6 of 8
What are you saying? Your thread is about motherboards, not GPU.

Both motherboards are overkill for your needs.
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post #7 of 8
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Lol your opinion seems to be a bit off pal I didnt even say what I needed to do not only that but 4x pcie 3.0 slots mean that my 2x 780s can be spaced out and wont need a closed loop to cool them but ur right what I didnt describe was what I was doing with them mind you that 2x 780s are going to be the top gpus and roughly 40% faster then the highest gpu on the market today
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post #8 of 8
Faelore, did you decide on which board you're getting. I have the same dilema. I love the look of the Sabertooth Z77 but all the extra overclocking ability of the Maximus, as well as built in bluetooth and that extra card thingy in the corner. Can't rmember the name. Then theres the double bios chip which I think is awesome. You can have a normal setup and play around with an overclocked setup, that's sweet. I haven't seen any other boards that have caught my attention as these two.

The only thing I wish they had was a 16x slot on the bottom. My future build involves laying the gpu beside the motherboard with a riser ribbon.

It's a toss up as far as I'm concerened, but for me it's a little more about the look I'm going for so I'm tliting towards the Sabertooth.

You have a valid point about the "breathing" room between your two cards though. I'm going the a single GPU setup so it's the GTX690 or Devil 13 for me.
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