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Need motherboard for 3 gtx 660ti, and i7-3820.

Postby bountyClaws » Mon May 13, 2013 2:32 pm


I am making a computer with 3 gtx 660ti, and an i7-3820 CPU. I will pick a case, and everything else after I pick a motherboard.

I am looking to make a semi high end gaming rig that can be upgraded when needed.

As of now I am only getting one 660 ti, but when I get the money I will get two more. If you can recommend a better gpu or CPU that is around the same price I would love it!

Thank you,
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Postby bountyClaws » Mon May 13, 2013 3:14 pm

I am also thinking about making this water cooled. O and I forgot to say I'm going to be running two hard drives. Doesn't really matter.
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Postby evasive » Mon May 13, 2013 11:13 pm

That means using an X79 chipset board. Any preference for brand?
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Postby Roach412 » Tue May 14, 2013 7:14 am

any specific reason for 3x gpus? IIRC, triple SLI has some serious drawbacks with regards to power consumption, heat, and most importantly scalability/stutter. you don't get 3x the performance of that card, while you do get pretty close to 2x in a dual setup.

if you can, grab two 4gb 670's and put those in SLI, i think it would be a much better option. or, you could even consider getting a titan.

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Postby Karlsweldt » Wed May 15, 2013 7:50 am

Only one base reason for multiple video engines.. such as a flight simulator. There are video cards with dual GPU designs, more efficient and less power-hungry than single GPU designs. And less conflict with IRQ/DMA assignments!
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