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I bought 2 7970 oc w/ boost and retardedly discovered that my asus gene iv doesn't have the pci spacing to attach both cards. Any recommendations for a new motherboard that will let me keep my i5 2500k?
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post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by carebearstare View Post

I bought 2 7970 oc w/ boost and retardedly discovered that my asus gene iv doesn't have the pci spacing to attach both cards. Any recommendations for a new motherboard that will let me keep my i5 2500k?

MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming, or one of the gaming series have lots of space.
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post #3 of 8
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Was looking at that one. Like the appearance of it. Any other suggestions?
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i5 2500k MSI A77-G45 Gaming Sapphire 7970  Msi 7970 
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G skill samsung 830 Custom Water Windows 7 
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i5 2500k MSI A77-G45 Gaming Sapphire 7970  Msi 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G skill samsung 830 Custom Water Windows 7 
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post #4 of 8
You give that Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z to me? haha, other than that I guess it comes down to preference. The MSI boards seem to be doing pretty well in reviews, I like the layout of the Asrock Extreme6 they give quite a bit of space even enough to have a pci card between video cards, this can also be seen on the Asus boards such as the ASUS P8Z77-V. Asus did away with this for the z87 lineup though, bummer for pci users.
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Intel SSD 530 Samsung 840 Silverstone Argon AR01 Windows 7 Pro 
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post #5 of 8
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I like the look of the asrock extreme 6 too. So.....between MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming and the asrock extreme 6. Any other suggestions or recommendations?
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i5 2500k MSI A77-G45 Gaming Sapphire 7970  Msi 7970 
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G skill samsung 830 Custom Water Windows 7 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone FT02 Razer Mamba steelseries 
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i5 2500k MSI A77-G45 Gaming Sapphire 7970  Msi 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G skill samsung 830 Custom Water Windows 7 
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post #6 of 8
If you say what your budget is, there would be other suggestions.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
around $150 but of course cheaper is better but not at the expense of quality
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i5 2500k MSI A77-G45 Gaming Sapphire 7970  Msi 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G skill samsung 830 Custom Water Windows 7 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone FT02 Razer Mamba steelseries 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k MSI A77-G45 Gaming Sapphire 7970  Msi 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G skill samsung 830 Custom Water Windows 7 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone FT02 Razer Mamba steelseries 
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post #8 of 8
MSI Z77A-GD55, GD65.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, UD3H.
Ivy Bridge
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Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8GB 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Logitech G240 Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 600 OHM Schiit Valhalla 
Audio
M-Audio AV40 
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Ivy Bridge
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8GB 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Logitech G240 Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 600 OHM Schiit Valhalla 
Audio
M-Audio AV40 
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