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AMD Motherboard for GTX 760's SLI

I'm building a new rig soon, but I'm not completely sure which mobo I should get for the GTX 760's. Here's what I'm going with so far:

CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU: EVGA GTX 760 2GB in SLI
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB
RAM: Not sure yet
PSU: XFX Pro Series 750W

I really like this board, but it doesn't have PCIe 3.0 and the GTX 760's are 3.0. I know they'll run on PCIe 2.0, but since I'll be buying a new motherboard anyway, would I benefit much from PCIe 3.0 or should I save my money and go with the motherboard posted above?
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  1. what is your budget for the motherboard ?
  2. Best answer
    I would get the GTX 760's and run them now , the PCIE 3.0 won't make that much of a difference.
  3. @KareemGT
    I'd like to stay at the $200 and under range, but I'm not too concerned with going up to $50 over if I can get something worth it.

    @SR-71 Blackbird
    I'm not sure if my current HX650 psu would handle both of them.
  4. I run my 760's with this one.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $109.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-01 22:31 EDT-0400)
  5. Pimphare said:
    @KareemGT
    I'd like to stay at the $200 and under range, but I'm not too concerned with going up to $50 over if I can get something worth it.

    @SR-71 Blackbird
    I'm not sure if my current HX650 psu would handle both of them.


    then stick with that motherboard , it's awesome !!

    as blackbird said " the PCIE 3.0 won't make that much of a difference "
  6. Ok guys, I hear that the AMD FX-8350 will benefit from a good 990FX motherboard. That's why I chose that one and well..it looks awesome too! I'm trying to build a well balance machine. Thanks for your help!!
  7. Your setup is great and twin 760's are purely awesome.
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