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Hi everyone, consider you're going to buy a i5-3570k.
But you will not overclock it. You're going with k version only because it will have more re-sale value later. So which mobo will you buy in this case? B75 one's are really cheap here.
Other things you would want from the mobo will be:

-Atleast 4 ram slots with 4gb min on each.
-SLI (only 2 way)
-USB 3.0 front usb Slot.. Slot for the follow usb 3.0 cable:


That's pretty much it. If you can find these 3 features in mobo other than the lga1155 one's, do mention them please. Even if it's in haswell, I would like to know about them. Thanks smile.gif
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IIRC most all B75 motherboards are single graphics card only; so that would mean a H77.
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There aren't that many H77 boards with SLI either. Just get a cheap Z77 boards because H77 isn't much cheaper and sometimes cost even more.
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True indeed I was not able to find many h77 for SLI.
How does Gigabyte GA-Z77P-D3 Motherboard look ?

What about in h87? Any mobo with all 3 features. (CPU will be i5-4670k)

Will MSI H87M-G43 Motherboard Looks like something which would support SLI ? I'm not really good at differentiating different PCIe slots. In the above MSI H87M-G43 , I see 2 slots but a little difference near to the right hand side of the slots. It would be great if someone explains me the difference between the two tongue.gif

When I'm building pc's for clients, I have budget to go with expensive mobos. But for myself I don't have much budget so looking for something cheap which will do the 3 jobs listed in 1st post.

Other H87 I found within budget:
Gigabyte H87-D3H
Asus Z87-K Motherboard

Getting the Asus one would mean to give up on one of the 4gb Ram sticks.
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the GA-Z77P-D3 has PCIe x16 Slots, Generation 1 x16 Slot Running at x4 (PCIEX4), 1 x16 Slot Running at x16 (PCIEX16)

the slot running x4 can support crossfire but not SLI which needs x8. unfortunately, i do not see any of those you posted that can, sorry.
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

the GA-Z77P-D3 has PCIe x16 Slots, Generation 1 x16 Slot Running at x4 (PCIEX4), 1 x16 Slot Running at x16 (PCIEX16)

the slot running x4 can support crossfire but not SLI which needs x8. unfortunately, i do not see any of those you posted that can, sorry.
Thanks! That's really helpful.

I found a list on Nvidia's site for supported mobos.
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard was one of them. I'm trying to understand this better.
It says
PCIe x16 Slots, Generation - 1, 2.0 (x4 Mode), 2, 3.0/2.0 (x16, x8)
What does this mean? Doesn it mean that with single card it will work at x4 mode and with SLI it will work at 3.0(x16) and 2.0(x8) ?
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post #7 of 8
No. V-Pro has 3 full length PCI-E slots. The last one always works at x4 (unless it shares the lanes with x1 or for some onboard features). Then you have 2 main slots. The top one works X16, but when the second is used PCI-E switches on the board move 8 lanes from it to the second PCI-E which gives you X8/X8 on both.

V-Pro is quite expensive. Asus has SLI support on Z77 with LK and up. Gigabyte has it with GA-Z77X-D3H and up. Biostar has it with XE3/4 and HiFi boards. ASRock has it with Extreme3 and up, and MSI has it with GD55 G45 and up.

FYI if you want to check it yourself, SLI support is most of the time listed on the product box. You can also check manufacturers' website.

So far none of the boards you listed here support SLI including LGA1150 ones.
Edited by DeXel - 8/16/13 at 7:40pm
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I wont buy V-pro, just listed it from Nvidia's SLI supported Motherboards list.

I understand it now. Thanks.
I've made list of all the mobos DeXel listed.. thumb.gif
I'll think of which one to buy when the time comes, as of right now Asrock extreme 3 looks good enough.
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