Topic Title: GA-990FXA-UD5 / New Build
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 12/03/2012 07:40 PM
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scj6771
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Starting to get parts list together for another build and could use some advice/suggestions.

Hows the mobo look? Should I aim higher?

Also not sure on the CPU, does it have the stones needed or should I upgrade?

Case

MOBO

Video Cards (dual)

CPU

Power Supply

Memory

 

 12/03/2012 09:36 PM
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Hmm, Dual nVidia GTX 560 on an AMD motherboard ain't going to work. Everything else looks good. While you are putting it together fresh might I suggest you invest in a liquid cooler? A Corsair H80 or H100 will give you quite a bit of overclocking headroom (and quieter operation over an air cooler) and is much easier to install fresh since they require a backplate switch.

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 12/04/2012 06:27 AM
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This mobo features "Multi-display Support with 3-way SLI and 3-way CrossFireX"

Anyhow.. I'd be tempted to go with one GOOD vidcard rather than multiple.



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 12/04/2012 08:10 AM
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And what would that one card be in your opinion?

 12/05/2012 09:22 AM
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I'm a biased AMD fan so a 7970, or if you can wait a bit, I suspect the 8970 will be even better.

 

And just curious.. looking at that case. What da heck is that big black blob at the bottom center of the case? Is that just a parts box? Is there a grommeted hole there for passing PSU wiring through?



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#1: FX-6350, Antec Kuhler 920, MSI 970 Gaming, Asus 5870/V2, ASUS Xonar D2X, GSkill (F3-14900cl9d-8gbxl), Antec Truepower New 750, Arc Midi, Win8.1pro x64
#2: MSI A88X-G45, AMD A10-7850K, IGP, AMD 2x4GB 2133 (R938G2130UK), Antec 750 True, 128GB Sandisk SSD, WD Black 1TB, Win8.1pro x64
#3: Athlon 64 X2 4200+, AGP 1950pro, Audigy 2, Asus A8V-D, 2gig ram, Enermax 465P, Antec900case. Now on Win8.1pro cat 10.2

 12/05/2012 10:22 AM
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And you'd trust nVidia and AMD drivers to play nice with each other without issue? I wouldn't. But I do agree with Hardwood that a single more powerful card trumps two cards of equal on paper performance, because you have drawbacks when you use multiple GPU's (microstuttering, non linear scaling, etc). I would say wait for the HD 8000 series as well, they're generation 2 Graphics Core Next which should boost game performance like gen 1 boosted GPGPU performance. The other components you can pick up now if you find them on a good holiday sale.

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