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Better upgrade between these two? Or option 3, waste of money?

Poll Results: Better choice?

 
  • 16% (1)
    Z77 Maximus V Extreme
  • 0% (0)
    ASUS P8Z77 WS
  • 66% (4)
    Waste of money/Fine with what I have
  • 16% (1)
    Sell a card and do LGA2011 with 2 card crossfire (although I would walk a pirate ships plank voluntarily first)
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
I currently have my rig in my sig. 3570k, 2400mhz ram and 3x R9 290x on a Z77x-UD5H gigabyte board running 3.0 (x8,x4,x4). I am thinking this a bandwidth limited situation and have looked into going 2011 but will be kicked solidly in the pants by my better half if I spend $800+(or even more than $400 for that matter) on a platform upgrade. So I was thinking of upgrading the UD5H to an ASUS P8Z77 WS or a Maximus V Extreme for the extra PLX lanes. I have a sound blaster Zx card which would need one of the x16 slots (bottom one I presume) on these boards since they don't have the exposed x1 slot layout that the UD5H has.. So the main questions is will I gain framerate and smoothness at 1440p 60hz by upping my lanes? Or is the CPU upgrade required as well? I run my cpu at 5ghz, sometimes 4.8 depending on my mood.

Thanks,

Chronicfx
post #2 of 3
X4 3.0 should be fine for Crossfire with no significant FPS difference. You should be fine.
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Ivy Bridge
(21 items)
 
Ryzen
(5 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570K Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x8GB 1600Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
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Thanks dexel
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