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MSI Z77A-GD65 or ASUS Maximus V Gene ?

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MSI Z77A-GD65 MSI Z77A-GD65 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s U... OR ASUS Maximus V Gene ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6...

im stuck on which one to pick i want 3x PCI Express 3.0

but i can sell my 3rd 7970

i like the Gene as i have a z68

but the msi looks nice but i never used a mb from msi

i plain on getting a 3770k when they come out

and i want to order one tonight or early in the moring the latest ;)

this mb is mainly for extreme benching, i know tpu isnt that much in to that :p
 

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in all honesty is there a reason for the mATX Motherboard?
 
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I love my MSI P67A-GD65, I can't recommend MSI motherboards enough after using it.
 

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Both are great manufactures Dom. However I know that, from other posts that you have made :), you would prefer the red and black scheme rather than the blue and black. :)
 
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in all honesty is there a reason for the mATX Motherboard?
theres no M5E out :( and idk about paying $100+ for one

that Asus only has 2 tho?
yeah thats why i said ill sell a 7970

Both are great manufactures Dom. However I know that, from other posts that you have made :), you would prefer the red and black scheme rather than the blue and black. :)
yeah i like the back and red but its not the gay blue on the other asus ones :laugh:

and right now the msi is the only 3 pci-e 3.0 on newegg besides gigbutt :roll:

cuz i think ill still end up selling a 7970 but want to run tri cf before i do but then since i never used msi mb thats what is holding me back :p
 
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Pretty much all of the z77 boards with a third pci-e slot only run @ (x16, x8, x4) so your trifire would be running x8, x8, x4.

You might want to look at EVGA'S Z77 FTW or the Asus P8Z77 WS for a better tri/quad setup.
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77_WS/#specifications

http://www.evga.com/products/moreIn...rd Family&series=Intel Z77 Series Family&sw=5
yeah i know the 3rd is 4x but then im not going to keep all 3 and idk about $300+ on a 1155 mb :eek:

cuz im sure the Asus P8Z77 WS is going to be up there also.....

but then im thinking i should wait till next week and see if anything else comes out cuz ill be out of town wed or thursday till next week... i hate waiting :ohwell:
 
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Dont do it...

Asrock Z77 Fatality Pro! :p
 
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Dont do it...

Asrock Z77 Fatality Pro! :p
Don't do it ?? :roll:

It's doesn't look as nice as the asrock but this looks nice 4 (x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x16 and x16/x8/x8/x8)
 
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That was a bit dramatic. :p

Just make sure that the PLX chip? or w/e it is to get that bandwidth doesnt add in a lot of latency. 8x PCIe3 = 16x PCIe2 and last I recall that doesnt hold a 680/7970 back (correct me if I am wrong). Thats my only reservation. Otherwise, grab the Asus, but you can go wrong with either for your benching.
 
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idk what your talking about lol

i just bench i know nothing about PLX :confused: :laugh:

but for that much the evga ftw looks better then the asus but it only says SLI Support :wtf:

why do this 1155 mb cost as much as 2011 :mad: