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Old 08-07-2013, 10:21 AM   #11
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What is that supposed to mean? Don't be rude. Anyways I don't know what your referring to, but instead of being immature, why not be helpful and explain yourself.

Also, the mobo does support pci-e 3.0 as I'm pretty sure I saw that in the description.

Even then I should start off with a good mobo, so do you have any suggestions?

Looking for an Intel mobo with at least 3 maybe 4 pci-e x16 2.0 slots.
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i wasnt being rude, just giving advice. the mobo does support it yes, but the i3 chip does not, the bus from the chip to the card will only go at pci e 2.0 speeds as that is what the cpu will accept, so dual or quad will be bottle necked, (within graphical terms) if this would affect the mining program running in the gpu ram, i dont know.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #13
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Oh okay I see what your saying. So I need a faster CPU. Also, I was doing some reading, should I get a mobo with crossfirex? If I understand right you can plug up up to 4 gpu's with only one crossfirex slot using a bridge?

Here's the new mobo I'm looking at:
Amazon.com: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA1155 AMD CrossFireX W/HDMI,DVI Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-D3H: Computers & Accessories

Let me know what you think.
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crossfirex basically means 2x cards or 3xcards or four AMD cards working together.
as Sli means the same but for Nvidia cards.

that board will hold two cards only.

this holds three.

can find one hat holds four though.
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can find one hat holds four though.
sorry meant "cant find one that holds four"
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If you want to push the GPU to the max, here is a set of three videos that might help since it shows a water-cooling rig that covers the graphics cards. Bear in mind I have never tried anything like this, I'm just linking in case it helps:





http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotat...&v=YGQTUadOSVc
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Thanks guys, I think I found one that supports 4 and for the price, you can't beat it. If I ever do get 4, I'll definitely look into water cooling. Here it is:

Amazon.com: AS Rock LGA1155 Intel Z77 Quad CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 A GbE MATX Motherboard Z77 PRO4-M: Computers & Accessories

It has quad crossfirex so it can support up to four(right?). Its also an Intel board because Intel is superior to amd.
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