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I know you guys will hate me, I'm a AMD fan (can't afford the intel prices). Any how, I have a friend at work, building a Hasfield system, 11xx socket. He's looking for a good board and going between Gigabyte and Asus for a mobo. Although I wish I could help, I have no idea on where to start. He's doing a budget, $3-4K, and would like the beat he can get. Any help qould be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Is he planning to do 3 or 4-way GPU system?

If not, unless he wants anything specific there are lots good under $200 boards like Asus Maximus V Hero, Pro, Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H/UD4H, MSI Z87A-GD65.
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I believe he's going with 2way SLI/Crossfire. I'll see if I can't get a copy of his list to help.
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Sorry.....took some time, but I have the list.

CPU Intel i7-4770
Mobo Asus Maximus VI Formula LGA1150
Ram G.Skill Trident X 16Gb (PC19200)
Video Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (x2 Crossfire)
SDD Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb
PSU Corsair HX1050
Case Corsair Carbide Series Air 540

Total budget for new parts - $2,462.92

I also had him look over the other boards mentioned, he likes this one.
Although I'm not familiar with Intel, I can say I believe this will be a petty bad ass system.
And did I mention, he's water cooling too.....specool.gif
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Originally Posted by Axeman5470 View Post

Sorry.....took some time, but I have the list.

CPU Intel i7-4770
Mobo Asus Maximus VI Formula LGA1150
Ram G.Skill Trident X 16Gb (PC19200)
Video Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (x2 Crossfire)
SDD Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb
PSU Corsair HX1050
Case Corsair Carbide Series Air 540

Total budget for new parts - $2,462.92

I also had him look over the other boards mentioned, he likes this one.
Although I'm not familiar with Intel, I can say I believe this will be a petty bad ass system.
And did I mention, he's water cooling too.....specool.gif

tell your friend to get the 4770K ( so he can oc)
and otherwise everything else looks good

i would probably grab a better Psu and a storage drive or a bigger SSD
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what resolution he want to use ? does the 3-4k include screens ,keyboard , etc or just the tower ?
the asus formula or extreme + 2x290x is the best option atm but it s overkill for most resolution i think , he can get a good 1440p screen and a single 290x and he will be happy with a under 2k budget.
the 290 that will come out soon seems to be a better cost/perf option too. because for 4k he can squeeze a 4x 290x easy , but what's the point ?
and for this budget i would go for 2011 socket and a black rampage board
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