Just finished school and lookin' for work, so it's about time I get around to building a new computer.
I've only slightly kept up with the new hardware so I'm at odds trying to figure out which motherboard to get. Got a few requirements:
1) Needs a minimum of 3 internal sata3 6Gb/s ports
2) Minimum 2 USB 3 ports.
3) 2 PCIe 2.0 x16/x16 for ati crossfire.
4) black pcb would be nice but ultimately not a must hah.
5) No real budget for now, but I'm not against saving money lol
I haven't been able to find a board with 3 internal sata3 ports at all, let alone one with 2 pcie x16 with full x16/x16.
This is as close as i can find Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3
Though though it only has 2 internal sata3. I guess I could always get an external enclosure for one of my hard drives, though that would eliminate raid.
Here's what i've got so far for some context:
1)Intel i7 2600k
2)G.SKILL Sniper SE 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600
3)2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache
4)OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5IN SATA3 Sandforce SSD
5)XFX Radeon HD 6970
6)Corsair Professional HX750W
Haven't picked out a case, cooling, or anything I may have forgotten yet. I'm using xigmatek rifle atm, has there been any new advances in air cooling?
I will get another 6970 in the future so that's why I want a crossfire board.
Anyway, I'm open to suggestions/revisions for the build, and any help picking out a good motherboard will be greatly appreciated. Worth noting that I'm in Canada I suppose.