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Ok so after many months of nagging a buddy of mine he finally gave in and said build me a good gaming machine! We use to be partners on xbox live playing splinter cell conviction after he played it on,my computer he was shocked how big the diffrences are between pc and xbox 360! He has been,doing research but feels uncomfterable asking for anyones help so i figured id do it for him..so far he has picked the amd 8350 cpu, we need a board that will support 3 gpus the guys obsessed with having 3 video cards for some reason haha! What can we put together for him? He dosent mind spending as long as the product performs, i was trying to sway him in possibly using 1 radeon 7970 just to see how it goes but he said he likes my video card more and wants to buy 3 of them lol_ i think he just wants to beat me but its ok i might go the same route if his turns out well.
     
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i'd recommend asrock 990fx extreme9, solid 12+2 phase board, loaded with features and only $175. (I bought it when it was $155 which is a steal, lol can't wait till my 8350 to arrive and oc the heck out of it).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157358
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Iam currently using a msi radeon 6970 with another one on the way for crossfire, sorry i didnt put that in
     
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Get him to buy the 7970, he will get very good performance and will save a **** load of money, you need to talk to him and explain he doesnt need three GPU's right off the bat and he should just go for one and if not satisfied buy another one.
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I did try that now we might take a look at the 7990 but from what i can see there almost akways sold out on new egg...7970 refrence or ghz edition beacuse i read they recently releses a bios for the ref design.i found gugabyte ud7 goes for 200 dollars and some change hows that board? Theres also ud3 and ud5, i might go with the ud5 myself
     
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Oh man that as rock is nice! I like that one!
     
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Please don't get a 7990, they really don't provide an improvement, you'd be far better off with dual 7970's, especially the GHz editions smile.gif the Powercolor cards for the 7990 have had driver problems, and compatibility problems with a few games, which make it get terrible FPS, consider the amount of cash you dropped on it.. I'd say either one or two 7970's should provide much more power than he'll ever need, dual cards are already faster than a single Titan biggrin.gif
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i'd recommend asrock 990fx extreme9, solid 12+2 phase board, loaded with features and only $175. (I bought it when it was $155 which is a steal, lol can't wait till my 8350 to arrive and oc the heck out of it).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157358
This board isn't good for 3 GPUs. The third slot is only a single slot away from the second, and only two will run x8 at a time.

This board is configured in x16, x4, x16, x4, x8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509&IsVirtualParent=1

This one is configured x16, x4, x16, PCI, x8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877

Both are good quality boards. Your options will, however, be severely limited if you want more than to GPUs running at once.
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MSI Z77A-GD65 Price is right, performance is right, "One push" automatic overclock button to 4.2Ghz guaranteed stable. Sexy BiOs Interface

Have been using it for a while and it's a quality piece of hardware.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643
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This board isn't good for 3 GPUs. The third slot is only a single slot away from the second, and only two will run x8 at a time.

This board is configured in x16, x4, x16, x4, x8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509&IsVirtualParent=1

This one is configured x16, x4, x16, PCI, x8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131877

Both are good quality boards. Your options will, however, be severely limited if you want more than to GPUs running at once.


Coming from me in my opinion the Sabertooth boards are very nice I own the first gen and this thing is amazing.
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