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post #11 of 15
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Funny you say that because I actually just listed my mobo on eBay roughly 2 hours ago haha. May have to do the same with my 7770.
post #12 of 15
Oh I forgot about your old mobo tongue.gif. You may land yourself a better card free of charge! thumb.gif
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post #13 of 15
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Let's hope so! Do you know of anywhere else to sell PC parts? I'm looking right now and it seems like there's little to no bidding activity.
post #14 of 15
Craigslist and the OCN marketplace comes to mind, but I believe there's a few requirements to use the marketplace here.
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320GB Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 120gb Samsung Evo SSD LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1S Intel stock cpu cooler 
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windows 8 64bit GW2765 syncmaster ex2220 HP 5187-7583 
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I'm currently running an i5 4670k processor on a Z87-G41 motherboard. I know the board is entry-level but I was strapped for cash when I built it. The graphics card is also entry-level (Radeon 7770 HD). My question is would it be okay to buy another 7770 and crossfire or would it be better to upgrade the motherboard also seeing that the G41 only has one PCI-e 3.0 slot. I don't have a whole lot of money to spend but I also don't wanna invest in a second graphics card if it's not worth it. Let me know what you all think.

it's not worth it. start by getting a better motherboard, then upgrade to a better gpu.
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Well the budget I had when originally building this rig a few months ago was $700. Now I'm getting to that point where I'd like to upgrade a few different things so I guess there's not really a set budget, just handling it one component at a time. Bought a Corsair h80i watercooling unit today to help with the overclocking. Next I wanted to snag another graphics card but realized my mobo may not be well suited for it. I originally planned on leaving this PC as is but of course now I wanna keep going with it lol. So basically any mobo that can handle CrossfireX well and under $160.

If you're in the market for Z87 motherboards under $160 these currently are the best options from top to bottom:

Gigabyte Z87X UD3H - $145 (usually around $160)
Asrock Z87 Extreme 6 - $160 + $10 off promo code (usually around $170)
Asrock Z87 Extreme 4 - $118
Asus Z87 Plus - $155 + $10 off promo code
MSI G45 Gaming - $160

The UD3H has the best vrm out of all these and I recommend it at this price. the Extreme 6 has a bunch of features and is also a good buy.
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