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Help me pick a motherboard for my i5 4670

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  1. Goshko

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    Hi guys, so I am building this computer for my uncle and he uses it only for games.

    So far this is what I have in my list.

    - i5 4670 (NON K BECAUSE HE DOSNT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT OVERCLOCKING)
    - Sapphire HD 7870 Ghz edition (he already has one and wants to crossfire)
    - 8 gb gskill ripjaws x ddr 3 1600
    - Coolermaster hyper 212 evo cpu cooler
    - Seasonic m12ii 650w PSU


    So yeah, all I am missing is a decent board (ATX) (no overclock intended).

    i have about 150$ to spend on the mobo.


    Thanks again guys :)
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    anyone ?
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    Well z87 drops both slots to x8x8 in crossfire. x16 for single card, no matter the board you get, unless it has a PLX, but those are $300+
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    i do know about that. Just saying that other than z87, there is only one PCI E 3.0 x16 or x8 or x4.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1150

    and crossfire PCIE 3.0 and PCIE 2.0 can have a huge performance impact. no so much but the impact still there.

    The first mobo you suggested has H87 chipset and you changed to z87 cause of crossfire. Am I right?
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    i finally opted for an asus z87-a board ! so far so good !
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    Do you guys think I screwed up with getting a 650W Seasonic M12ii as a power supply for this crossfire setup ? According to a few websites I checked ... they recommend about 600W for this type of setup.
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    way much better choose then gigabyte
    650w should be enought for that setup
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    That top link is probably one of the worst articles I've ever read. Half their charts cut off before you can actually see comperable results, and it highlights a more expensive board that lost in all but 1 category to its cheaper alternative. The best board in that review is the MSI Z87-GD43, but for some reason they decided to praise the MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming for god only knows what reason. For gaming specifically the GD43 beats every motherboard on that list by 5+ fps, which is kind of ridiculous and makes me thinks the testing itself was bad.

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