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Looking to play games such as BF3, BF4, GTA 4, GTA 5 (Hopefully tongue.gif) on medium-high on 5760x1080.

I am thinking of getting 3 GTX 780's once the buy limit goes away, however the never settle bundle that is supposed to be with AMD this year looks tempting, especially since I'll be getting 3 cards, so then I'll be able to give extra copies of games that come with it to my friends.

Another thing is will 3 GTX 780's / 3 7970's fit in a Corsair 650D and on the mobo I picked.
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Are you certain that you want a Haswell? The new Ivy Bridge-E CPU's come out in early September and are looking like a good upgrade coming from a 3570k. Something to consider. Also I'm not sure if you saw but with that board, yes, it does have the necessary PCIe ports but for that board if all 3 are populated it splits up the bandwidth. I.E. The x16 slot will perform at x8 whilst the x8 and x4 will perform at x4...So I would look into a more optimal board for LGA 1150 or look into IB-E of SB-E
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Originally Posted by JKin08 View Post

Are you certain that you want a Haswell? The new Ivy Bridge-E CPU's come out in early September and are looking like a good upgrade coming from a 3570k. Something to consider. Also I'm not sure if you saw but with that board, yes, it does have the necessary PCIe ports but for that board if all 3 are populated it splits up the bandwidth. I.E. The x16 slot will perform at x8 whilst the x8 and x4 will perform at x4...So I would look into a more optimal board for LGA 1150 or look into IB-E of SB-E

Thanks, I'll take a look at IB-E when it comes out. However, would I need 8 sticks of RAM or would 4 sticks work just fine?
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Thanks, I'll take a look at IB-E when it comes out. However, would I need 8 sticks of RAM or would 4 sticks work just fine?
4 would be just fine. You can have up to 32GB with normal desktop memory (4x8GB) thumb.gif Though to be honest, even 16Gb is overkill! But to each his own smile.gif
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