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other ideas:

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=111-IB-E692-KR

or:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131932
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I had thought about doing a Mini ITX case but I already have 2 x 7870 cards that I'll be using so I'm bound to a Crossfire configuration. but those look like some awesome motherboards.
post #13 of 34
another vote for the Gene V I have the Gene V and the IV they both are pretty solid!

But Overall both the Sniper and the Gene are great boards!
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I had a MAximus V Gene and loved it. My only complaint was that it isn't a Rampage IV Gene tongue.gif, so I bought a Rampage IV Gene to go LGA 2011.
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post #15 of 34
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I found out that I did pass my Nursing Exam so I'll be graduating in May. XD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hence I have taken the plunge and ordered myself an Asus Maximums V Gene and it's accompanying parts:

The List:

Asus MAXIMUS V GENE Z77 mATX DDR3 Intel LGA 1155 Motherboard

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K

NZXT Vulcan Enthusiast M-ATX Case with Handle VULCAN M-ATX (Black)

Seasonic 850W 80 Plus Gold ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply - X-850 SS-850KM

Samsung 840 Series Solid State Drive (SSD) 250GB 2.5-Inch MZ-7TD250BW

G.SKILL Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) F3-1866C10Q-32GAB

Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (CH-9000003-NA)

Corsair Vengeance M90 Performance MMO Gaming Mouse (CH-9000002-NA)

And I had 2 Sapphire 2GB 7870 Ghz Ed cards on the way as well

My monitor will be an Acer GD235HZ / GD245HQ 23.6" Widescreen LCD NVIDIA 3D VISION 120Hz Monitor, though i bought it for the high refresh rate and will not be using NVIDIA 3d obviously lol.


I'll Link to The Build's thread once I have all the parts


Thanks to everyone who replied
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goodluck and happy building thumb.gif
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post #17 of 34
Congrats! smile.gif

That PSU is overkill though. And I would get Samsung 830/840 Pro, Plextor 5 Pro for a system drive. I don't trust TLC Nand for frequent writes that 840 uses, but for storage it's ok.
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post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by Phelan View Post

I had a MAximus V Gene and loved it. My only complaint was that it isn't a Rampage IV Gene tongue.gif, so I bought a Rampage IV Gene to go LGA 2011.

I had originally wished to go LGA2011 but with the 3930K at over $500 I decided to cut the budget there, Though that would have been the no holds barred micro atx build smile.gif
post #19 of 34
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Congrats! smile.gif
That PSU is overkill though. And I would get Samsung 830/840 Pro, Plextor 5 Pro for a system drive. I don't trust TLC Nand for frequent writes that 840 uses, but for storage it's ok.

I hadn't made up my mind on water cooling yet and seeing how much more power the processor and those two cards draw at extreme overclock I just wanted to be safe in the longrun. Was originally going to go with the 750 watt seasonic but $15 for the extra 100w headroom was too tempting. and since it's full modular I don't have to hide unnecessary cables i won't be using.

But to be honest trying to figure out the exact max power requirements for this build was my biggest headache.

I have a hard time not doing everything on overkill It's probably my greatest weakness. At least I went with Seasonic instead of Corsair, since seasonic makes both of them it was kind of an off brand lol

On your comment on the Samsung 840 is it considered an unreliable Hdd? I merely thought I didn't need the $90 extra for the pro version but I may have been wrong with that, I had only found good reviews so far. but It's good to have other's input, i'd rather not make a mistake on something that expensive.
Edited by bentojiji - 12/10/12 at 5:51pm
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http://www.anandtech.com/show/5691/the-retail-radeon-hd-7870-review-his-7870-iceq-turbo-powercolor-pcs-hd7870/4

I am pretty sure that's from power socket, so assuming that they used gold PSU, it's about 316W * 0.88 = 278.1 W per card that are heavily overclocked. About 267W * 0.88 = 235W can consume a very heavily OCed 3570K and a motherboard together.

That said it's about 791W, but a second GPU doesn't usually add as much of power consumption from what I have heard over the PSU section as the first, unless you run synthetic tests like Furmark/Folding.

But I guess, 850W is a safe bet if you are planning to push the system to its very limit. Especially since it's $15 more.

With Keepler you would definitely do just fine with 750W.
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