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Upgrading to the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 for SLI

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October 14, 2013 2:04:51 PM

I currently have the Asus M5A97 Pro Motherboard and an Asus GTX660ti-DC2O-GD5 with a Corsair CX750M PSU powering 3 x 21.5" Monitors.

I'm thinking of buying the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Motherboard and then buying another 660ti to match my current one and running them in SLI on the new MB.

At the moment I have the AMD FX6100 and 16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM. With the upgrade of the MB + the second graphics card. Would everything run fine? Any compatibility issues? And would my CX750 be powerful enough?

My processor seems a little 'low end' compared to having 2 x 660ti's, as far as gaming is concerned anyway. So in the future I was thinking of getting the AMD FX8350 or better. (Hence the AM3+ MB) Any problems?

Thanks.

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October 14, 2013 2:10:06 PM

looks fine, I use 2 660tis with 750W with no problems.
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October 14, 2013 2:15:07 PM

oczdude8 said:
looks fine, I use 2 660tis with 750W with no problems.

Great, thanks. If I were to keep my current CPU (AMD FX6100) But buy the MB and the second 660ti, would gaming benchmarks/performance be affected because my CPU isn't that great? Since AI are powered by the CPU, do you think I should go for a better AMDFX Series CPU?

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October 14, 2013 3:20:32 PM

yea certainly. Actually, if you are upgrading, why not go for an i5? you are replacing your mobo anyways, and are in need of a better cpu, so I think you should go for the i5-4670k if possible.

If you don't have the money now, your cpu will be fine. Right now, most games require single core performance as opposed to multi-core, so you could hold out for a while

You cpu is probably about equal to mine, and so far, I don't notice any cpu bottlnecks in gaming.
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