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Im am trying to sort through motherboards that support sli. Unfortunately cost is a concern.

Is there any 1150 AtX boards that support sli in the low end that needs to be avoided?
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I purchased a asus z87 pro and its been great, I think the asus z-87 a supports dual card configs, id go with that one for 130$
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Low end? What cost are we talking about?
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is this the same one? I wanna use amazon if its same price.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CRJSV9O/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_Iha0sb11HYWRQ the description in amazon didnt say sli.
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I would like under 130 if its possible but I want to get a good overclock. I can see moving up to 150 but only if its going to make a actual difference.

Is the asus z87 C better or worse than the asus z87 A?
Edited by Wirerat - 1/10/14 at 6:35am
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The Z87 - C is worse. Weaker vrm and only supports crossfire.
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Guys I found a great deal on a z87.plus. Its one step above the one suggested The new board will be here in a week.

I am now torn between 4670k and 4770k. I read the 4670k overclocks better unless you disable hypertreading. I am a intel newb. This will be my first modern intel chip.

It will be paired with my h110 cooler and I have 660ti's in sli( cablebox in sig).

I play bf4, far cry 3, bl2 and batman origins. I also plan to overclock as much as possible.

Is it worth the extra cash for hyperthreading?

I want to buy a 4670k and a new ssd instead but the ssd can wait if the i7 is necessary.
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if it doesn't have to be ASUS, Gigabyte just released a specifically named Z87X SLI board
although I think that one goes for around $150

p.s. my 4670K is great for gaming, there is almost no difference aside from a couple of frames per second between mine and my buddy who got the i7.
    
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