I'm putting together a new gaming machine, but would like some opinions on the motherboard since I'm weaker in that area. Here are the minimum requirements based on other components I've pretty much nailed down for my needs:
- i5-3570K CPU (LGA1155 socket) -- already purchased, hard requirement
- 16-32GB DDR3-1600Mhz RAM (240-pin DIMM) -- not a hard requirement except for the GB
- 2 Radeon HD 7970 Graphics Cards (probably Gigabyte GV-R797OC-3GD) -- model not a hard requirement
Everything else can be customized based on the motherboard, but things like the case and coolers will depend on the mobo. I know that's not a whole lot to go on, but it is what it is. What would you recommend?
On a side note, I've been looking at the ASUS Sabertooth Z77 as a strong contender.
My current planned setup: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Marikallees/saved/2x25