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Does Asus P8Z77-V-LX support 2 graphics cards?

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April 5, 2013 4:54:57 AM

Hello,
1) Does the Asus P8Z77-V-LX support 2 NVIDIA GT440 2GB cards?

Asus P8Z77-V-LX
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z77V_LX/

NVIDIA GT440 2GB
http://www.computeralliance.com.au/nvidia-gt440-2gb-gig...(pn-n440-2gi)

2) Is this a good rig (really tight budget)

Intel i5 3.4 GHz Quad Core i5-3570k (Will overclock to 4.5 GHz with vcore at 1.27)
16 GB G.Skill (2 x 8gb) 1600MHz DDR3
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB WD Caviar Blue
Asus P8Z77-V-LX
Thermaltake ATX Commander MS-I Case with 500W PSU
2x NVIDIA GT440 2GB Gigabyte
PCIe 300Mbps / Onboard Gigabit

April 5, 2013 5:29:24 AM

Actually 440 don't SLI, so I suggest to get a 600 series graphic card, like gtx 650 or the ti version (actually there's the ti boost version for 170$ if you have a litle bit more cash). You can also go to the AMD side if you don't mind to don't have PhysX with the 7770 over the 650 and the 7790 over the 650 ti. I also think that 16 GB of RAM is way too much for what you need. Plus if this is a low budget build, you can go for something like an FX-6300 or an FX-8350 instead of a 3570k, and you would save a lot of money for a better graphics card, which is from far more important than an overkill CPU in a gaming rig. Please note that the FX-8350 have almost same gaming score than the 3570k and the FX-6300 will not bottleneck a GTX 680, so these are a really good option if you want to save some money over an Intel based platform. I would also highly recommend getting a reliable PSU, like a corsair CX430, CX500 for this rig, since these are not just cheap pieces, and you don't want your PSU to break all your system because he's too cheap.
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April 5, 2013 5:49:39 AM

The board will support sli of cards, but 440's don't sli. I think you would be better served to look into the gtx 650ti boost, radeon 7790 type cards of which a single card will outperform a single 440.

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April 5, 2013 3:48:42 PM

Well after I saw the prices of a GT440 2GB version, I defenitely recommend to you a GTX 650 ti Boost or higher or a Radeon 7850 (2 GB) or higher if you don't mind about PhysX. And again you should go for a litle bit less expensive motherboard/CPU configuration, plus something like a Corsair PSU and 8GB of RAM (2x4GB). And you don't need Ethernet card, since the board have faster connection :p  .
April 6, 2013 5:02:43 AM

Hello,
Thanks for the advice. Sorry I haven't been able to get onto a computer. The CPU is very concrete, I forgot to mention this is a flight simulator rig. (Flight Simulators are CPU intensive) I also like to do a lot of video editing which requires a lot of RAM. The card is WiFi sorry, I forgot to mention that. Also I will choose a nvidia because they like flight simulator X better than amd.

Current Choices (GPU):

1) I will buy 1 of the GTX 650 (2 GB) depending on this, Does it support three displays at once? http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p...
2) I will buy 2 of the GTX 630 (2 GB) http://www.computeralliance.com.au/nvidia-gt630-2gb-gig...

Changed Items:
NEW Motherboard: ASUS S1155 ATX P8Z77-V-LE PLUS


I guess I can save for a couple more weeks for a bigger budget. :) 

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April 6, 2013 7:56:39 AM
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jabelone said:
Hello,
Thanks for the advice. Sorry I haven't been able to get onto a computer. The CPU is very concrete, I forgot to mention this is a flight simulator rig. (Flight Simulators are CPU intensive) I also like to do a lot of video editing which requires a lot of RAM. The card is WiFi sorry, I forgot to mention that. Also I will choose a nvidia because they like flight simulator X better than amd.

Current Choices (GPU):

1) I will buy 1 of the GTX 650 (2 GB) depending on this, Does it support three displays at once? http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p...
2) I will buy 2 of the GTX 630 (2 GB) http://www.computeralliance.com.au/nvidia-gt630-2gb-gig...

Changed Items:
NEW Motherboard: ASUS S1155 ATX P8Z77-V-LE PLUS


I guess I can save for a couple more weeks for a bigger budget. :) 



Like I said, you should take another PSU than an included PSU in a case and you could take another computer case for a litle bit cheaper and still with an awesome case, but with like 10-20$ more to put in the graphics card, because a GTX 650 really don't value the cost. If you plan to game I recommend at least a GTX 650 ti, but if you want the 2 GB version, the 650 ti boost is the same price than the 650 ti 2 GB version
April 6, 2013 8:01:34 AM

Ho and I forgot, any non GTX card can't SLI, and the GTX 650 and GTX 650 ti can't SLI too, in the 600-series, SLI start at 650 ti boost.
April 6, 2013 9:58:10 PM

It was my birthday today, and guess what my parents bought me! A brand new Thermaltake Overseer RX-I and a Thermaltake Litepower 700W PSU to get me started! WOOT! WOOT! That means more money for graphics card :) 

I have decided to go with the GTX 660:
Asus GTX 660 (2GB) http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p...

It says multi monitor 4 on this card, does that mean it supports 4 monitors simultaneously? (I need to run 3 for flight sim)

New Specs:
Prices for parts: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwqZI88ckbEYbC1DVW5Xbng...
Intel i5 3.4 GHz Quad Core i5-3570k (Will overclock to 4.5 GHz with vcore at 1.27)
16 GB G.Skill (2 x 8gb) 1600MHz DDR3
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB WD Caviar Blue
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
Thermaltake Litepower 700W
ASUS S1155 ATX P8Z77-V Motherboard
Asus nVIDIA GTX660 2GB
Windows 8

BTW total cost for all parts (excluding case and PSU) will be $1056 in case anyone was interested.
April 7, 2013 3:56:38 AM

jabelone said:
It was my birthday today, and guess what my parents bought me! A brand new Thermaltake Overseer RX-I and a Thermaltake Litepower 700W PSU to get me started! WOOT! WOOT! That means more money for graphics card :) 

I have decided to go with the GTX 660:
Asus GTX 660 (2GB) http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?p...

It says multi monitor 4 on this card, does that mean it supports 4 monitors simultaneously? (I need to run 3 for flight sim)

New Specs:
Prices for parts: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwqZI88ckbEYbC1DVW5Xbng...
Intel i5 3.4 GHz Quad Core i5-3570k (Will overclock to 4.5 GHz with vcore at 1.27)
16 GB G.Skill (2 x 8gb) 1600MHz DDR3
128GB Crucial M4 SSD
1TB WD Caviar Blue
Thermaltake Overseer RX-I
Thermaltake Litepower 700W
ASUS S1155 ATX P8Z77-V Motherboard
Asus nVIDIA GTX660 2GB
Windows 8

BTW total cost for all parts (excluding case and PSU) will be $1056 in case anyone was interested.


For around 200$, I highly, enormously, recommend 7870 over gtx 660, because the 7870 is already better at stock speed, and it OC damn well, wich 660 don't really. So 7870 is better in almost every point, exept PhysX, but it don't worth the price.
April 8, 2013 4:55:54 AM

Thanks for the suggestion but Flight Simulators (Namely Flight Simulator X) don't like at) cards very much and the 7870 is about the same as a GTX660 in both price an performance.
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