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Hello guys, today i need help in get a specific MOBO.


Need: 2x PCI-E 3.0 SLOTS for SLI with Gigabyte 660 OC edition ( 2 gigabytes )

1 or 2 PCI slots(raid, sound card, wire-less.)

for i5-3570k 1155 socket, ( FOR OVERCLOCK)

32 Gigs of ram, i think almost all now comes with that.


So, the main objective of that motherboard is being good for Overclock, make a SLI with those GPU´s with 3.0 SLOTS and support 32 G of ram

Max Price 175 EUROS.

All the suggestions Welcome.

I had the Ideia of getting this 1, but allot people blame in that Motherboard, so now im confused frown.gif

http://www.pccomponentes.com/msi_z77a_g45_thunderbolt.html
post #2 of 13
Do you need 2 X PCI Express 3.0 lanes at X 16 or will X8 suffice?
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at 16x
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Originally Posted by altobo123 View Post

at 16x

Our more experienced (than me) members will probably recommend either upgrading to X79 platform for true Dual PCI Express 3.0 @ X 16 or that you save a bit more for the Asus P8Z77 WS / Gigabyte G1 Sniper or Asus Maximus V. Many say the performance difference between Dual sli GTX670 @ PCIE 3.0 X16 and PCIE 3.0 @ X16/X8 will not be much more than 5 FPS and you may be better off buying a slightly cheaper Mobo once latency is taken into consideration.

Edit: The Maximus V Extreme is X8 too in SLI sorry!
Edited by DaFaRsHeR - 2/25/13 at 9:54am
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post #5 of 13
Pretty sure you are not going to get x16/x16 on Z77, most likely only on X79. Either way the differences between x16 and x8 are not really that much, like a few frames.

Best motherboards for the money are the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
post #6 of 13
Yes, it is certainly not worth paying the premium to get a Z77 motherboard that supports x16x16. With SLI 660s you aren't going to tell the difference between x16 and x8 anyway. I second the GA-Z77X-UD3H recommendation.
post #7 of 13
altobo123 now that we have two endorsements for the GA-Z77X-UD3H let me add a third recommendation - this is a great Mobo for O/C (I have done two I5-3570K builds with them and they have not missed a beat. In fact despite the general opposition to the use of the Easytune 7 Gigabyte utility in these forums my son uses it to O/C at 4.5ghz with very low temps for a 3rd Gen Intel CPU)!

I think this is the better option for SLI on a Z77 board rather than seeking X16/X16 as BiG StroOnz and Forceman says. (IMO an I5-3570K might well prove to be a bottlenneck at X16/X16 in some games like BF3 this should not be the case at X16/X8 - in fact I know it wont as I have tried this configuration on my sons build using two Gigabyte GTX670's in SLI).
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post #8 of 13
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So guys, the best way its go with G.B/ z77x, ud3h for Overclocks and dual gtx660, and theres no problem with them?

I need a suggestion to get a cheep and good cooler too, i tought abbout an COoler Master 212 evo, many peep say its Very quiet and good to Overclock an i5-3570k, my wanting its a max 40 euros Cooler, Quiet and Good, Like the CM, 212 evo, if some one can get me a better suggestion im open with the two hands to get it ^.^ ( btw, being small, not like those BOX asses Noctuas, i need to fit 4 rams from corsair in there.,
post #9 of 13
The True Spirit 120 and True Spirit 140 are both good as well, but I'm not sure of the pricing in your neck of the woods.
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The True Spirit 120 and True Spirit 140 are both good as well, but I'm not sure of the pricing in your neck of the woods.

"neck of the woods" you mean Portugal? xD
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