New 1155 Crossfire Motherboard - Need help deciding..

cowboydude99

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Hi all,
I am looking to crossfire my Sapphire 7970 3gb w/ Boost card... I'll need a new MB though.

I don't just want any cheap board. I have an MSI B75MA-E33 board and the LAN port already died (after like 2 months).

I'd like to get the Asus Sabertooth, but that is expensive, and not sure if I need something like that.

I don't plan to OC my CPU (i7 3770) and I probably won't OC my GPU(s). Dual 7970s should handle a lot right now!

This system is used for media center and gaming. What board would you recommend?
 

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Thanks for the info. You seem like a good authority on this subject, so let me ask you this...

If two motherboards have the same specs, why are some so much more expensive? I get that they use different parts, but is there something in particular that would cause the one board to be 'better'?
 

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My cpu is a 3770, non-k... So I can't overclock anyway. The AsRock does seems to have a lot of features, but really all I need is 2 RAM slots, 2 GPU 16x/8x, 1x USB 3.0 and 1 Sata 6gbps port...
Everything else is just added bonus.

I know you can't manually OC a non-k CPU, but my current board (MSI) show my 3770 at like 3.8GHz... I'm guessing it uses some type of OC for standard CPU.
 

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