Originally Posted by [XC] Oj101
I didn't know about the P9X79 Deluxe, somehow my Googling missed it. Thanks
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is also an option.
For multi-GPU, the Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is one of the best boards on the market, as it's one of maybe two or three that have all three PCIe slots wired directly to the CPU without anything in-between, giving the very best connection possible for multiple VGAs. It seems that boards that use bridge chips add latency to the PCIe with those bridges, and I'm talking about things like the ASM1440 PCIe bridges, not the PLX PEX8487!
The problem with that board, though, is that the VRM cooling isn't the best, and when the board is populated with three VGAs, the PCH cooler gets hot...and is connected to the VRM with a heatpipe, so the VRM cooler gets hot as well.
Originally Posted by TBGAPowa
i've decided to go with 3770k + z77 over the former
as for the computer i later down the road i will be working primarily on 3d/cg but for now i may invest a bit more time into gaming as 2d art work will be involved as well. by the time i reach the level of professional usage i would likely have a newer build
Do keep us updated as you get the parts in, and start building. I do love a good build log.
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