Hey all, I'm building a high end gaming machine where the ultimate goal is to run 3 1080 monitors/Nvidia 3d and allow me to max settings on most games. Here's what I have so far:
CPU – i7-2600k 3.4GHz
GPU - EVGA 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked Video Card X 2
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH)
Hard Drive - Western Digital WD1002FAEX 6GB/S Caviar Black 1T Hard Drive
SSD - Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SATA3 6GB/S Marvell 2.5IN SSD
PSU – Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply
Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 2 Plus
Case - CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full-Tower Case
My question is which mobo is the best(I know, I know its subjective)for OCing, stability & performance. NOTE: I am willing to eventually run 3 GPU's if it gives me a performance boost with the 3 monitors and the 3D.
Here are my mobo choices so far
Asus Maximus Extreme IV P67 or
Asrock Extreme 6
Thoughts?? I was initially leaning towards the GA but some people have suggested GA may not be too reliable...
Asus & Gigabyte are good quality. AsRock are lower quality Asus.
Use the one that has the features you need.
4GB of RAM is more than enough for any game and most all apps and many users are experiencing problems with 4GB sticks.
SSD's are poor bang for buck and they offer no real advantages other than faster boot times.
Agreed, skip the Asrock board and go for the Gigabyte or Asus board. There are great choices from both of those manufacturers.
You also may want to rethink 3 GPU's Lots of money for very little performance increase. If this were mine, I would purchase the best single card you can afford and forget the 3 card setup. That is my opinion.
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