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I think I will be replacing my motherboard as well!////// Ive thought about the Gigabyte 990 fx ud3 being my 1st choice on account of the generous pcie-e lanes biggrin.gif....Evos great too I have the regular version of the M5A97 still going strong and pushing 2 radeon 6970s 120-140 fps in most games!
I have to get your guys opinion on something..... Ive been thinking about it lately if I should upgrade my fx 6100 and motherboard, Now don't get me wrong iam getting GREAT performance with my current set-up iam just wondering if I make the switch to lets say a 8350 + asus crosshair formula-z will I notice a huge increase or just a little>? Its a rather steep investment that's why iam asking. Besides I still need 2 more monitors to complete my eyefinity that's 1st on my list!

If you want to know the difference between the CHVFZ and other non pro boards watch this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8izSErV5Ds

Personally I love this board. My 1st overclock was with my laptop via ROG connect and was easy as pie. It's the features and attention to detail that make it great. I recommend it. Perfect for gaming and overclocking to the max. With the 8350 and CHVFZ you should notice a big increase from a standard mobo and a 6100, especially if you have beefy RAM to go with it.Not as much as I will going from a 4100 to the 8350 though.
Edited by Devildog83 - 5/21/13 at 7:36pm
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I got crappy ram corsair vengeance 1600 MHz but the thing is I cant run it any faster then 1533 MHz for some strange reason so that's why I call it CRAPPY lol- I don't know gonna have to think about it because like I said earlier iam seeing really really high fps in-game so at this point I might just hold off on the cpu/mobo upgrade until I finish my eyefinity ( then maybe?) ..... Its something to consider for the near future, I can always give this one to the wife and kid to game on- might be a little overkill for them but oh well! ..... Thanks man thumb.gif
     
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^^^ at the guys above thinking on motherboards. I suggest:

extreme4
sabertooth
crosshair Is a lot of money, and would be great if you'd overclock, bench harrrdddddddd!

and on the cpu, steamroller is several months away.
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Add me in!
HD 6850 by Sapphire OC @ 950/1100
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This is actually an over-hauled build from two months back when I decided to push my old setup further smile.gif
You can see futher details and validation in my sig

add an 8350 or '8550' or maybe xfire those cards, and you have my dream rig there!!!! but id stick it all in my modded case wink.gif
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add an 8350 or '8550' or maybe xfire those cards, and you have my dream rig there!!!! but id stick it all in my modded case wink.gif

By '8550' i assume you meant the steamroller? Cos thats what I'm waiting for before upgrading my PII x6 1090T. I didn't see the push to get a 8350 at this time especially since I don't do rendering or video editing that much. Gaming most of the time thats about it smile.gif

In regards to xfire, I can't have two matrices inside this rig just because they are 3 slot cards which means no space to position the cards from the second 16x slot available to me. Also, I recently upgraded from a xfire 6950 setup to this single 7970 matrix setup. I've had issues with xfire so that is why I decided to go single GPU.

Also, I've actually considered selling away this Matrix to a friend to get a Sapphire Vapor-X, or actually try the green team when the GTX 780 comes out in full force from tomorrow onwards. But as of now that is still on hold. $$$ is a big issue and the upgrade bug is ever so poisonous mad.gif
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So far 21 people in, send me a PM if any updates or OC!

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Can't wait to get a MK-26 with two Corsair AF-140 Quiet Edition fans(no 140mm SP yet out :S) , black and white sleeving and my H220 which is currently being RMA'd. Should be nice biggrin.gif
Here is a video of the MK-26, in german unfortunately, but just skip to 5 min. Now that is a big GPU cooler biggrin.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sk3Gl6G_mVc
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All Red on the inside, lots of white on the outside, also probably gonna add a white LED strip on the inside just above the windows so you can actually see inside it.

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