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I stupidly bought two 680s not realizing my motherboard only supports CF. What would be the best motherboard I could get that can run my current setup plus Oc very well? Preferably something that can run bother sli and cf. Any help would be Greatly appreciated.
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Best-of-the-best is the UP7 followed by the Maximus V EXTREME .
You could look at the lower models of these boards for a significantly lower price (Like the UP4)

Mpower is also a decent board for its price but has no 'Offset' voltage.
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That very much depens on what you can spend

I see you are still on a 2600K the Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H sould work with a BIOS update the problem is you need an ivy CPU to get the board to boot so you can update the BIOS
Edited by shilka - 6/11/13 at 7:02am
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post #4 of 9
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That very much depens on what you can spend

I see you are still on a 2600K the Gigabyte X77X-UD3H sould work with a BIOS update the problem is you need an ivy CPU to get the board to boot so you can update the BIOS

I thought If you have a Z68 board, you'll need a SB CPU & update the Bios so it can accept an IB CPU.
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I thought If you have a Z68 board, you'll need a SB CPU & update the Bios so it can accept an IB CPU.

Duh its the other way around you need BIOS update for a Ivy CPU on a P67/Z68 board not the other way around

Can you even use a 2600K on a Z77 board???
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Duh its the other way around you need BIOS update for a Ivy CPU on a P67/Z68 board not the other way around

Can you even use a 2600K on a Z77 board???

I have an oc'ed 2500k on the Z77 Extreme4 working from the start with no Bios update.
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I have an oc'ed 2500k on the Z77 Extreme4 working from the start with no Bios update.

Yes then i got it the wrong way around got a headache so got it reversed
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Thanks for the replies. My budget is $200, but can change. Since my set up is a little dated, would it be better get a cheaper motherboard now and in a few years update my cpu/board? Or go all out now?
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Thanks for the replies. My budget is $200, but can change. Since my set up is a little dated, would it be better get a cheaper motherboard now and in a few years update my cpu/board? Or go all out now?

I would recommend getting a cheaper but still decent board now like the ones mentioned earlier or the Z77-GD65 or P8Z77-V Pro.
I wouldn't go lower than the Extreme4.

You could always look for clearance sales on P67/Z68 boards, but most support x8 x8 PCI-E3.0 (unless using an add-on PLX chip which could induce latency).
Edited by eXXon - 6/11/13 at 7:59am
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