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Any suggestions for cheap an SLI ready LGA 1155 Mobo

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October 21, 2013 11:20:51 AM

Im upgrading from a prebuilt acer system ( Yes i know. Prebuilt and from Acer ) The Acer Predator G3620. I have a very (Very!) tight budget. I have the I5-2320 (No commenting that, i dont have money for a new CPU) and 10 Gigs of ram. Now, im probaly gonna buy the new high end cards like GTX 770 or wait till some other GFX card series will come out. BUT here is the question: A good (Max) 200$ MOBO with SLI ( For a second GTX 770 ) and LGA 1155 for my I5. Thanks for the help! :D  And thanks for dropping by! ;) 
And sorry for bad english ( Danish much ;)  )

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October 21, 2013 11:45:33 AM

If you have a very tight budget, perhaps you should rethink your priorities.

A GTX770 is very good. I doubt that you would need more for gaming on a single monitor.
If you are planning on triple monitor gaming, or a 4k monitor, then perhaps planning for sli would be appropriate.
Since you will keep your i5-2320, which is a good unit, I see no need now to change out your motherboard.

You will need about a 575w psu to run the GTX770.

If you need to upgrade your psu, a 850w psu would be needed for GTX770sli.

If your sli timeframe is within 6 months, go ahead and buy that 850w psu.
Otherwise wait.
There are stronger graphics cards coming out, and your best option may well be to swap out a good GTX770 for a stronger single card.
Today, a single GTX690 is the equivalent of GTX770 sli, and it will run on a 620w psu. Future cards will do even better.



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October 22, 2013 4:47:04 AM

geofelt said:
If you have a very tight budget, perhaps you should rethink your priorities.

A GTX770 is very good. I doubt that you would need more for gaming on a single monitor.
If you are planning on triple monitor gaming, or a 4k monitor, then perhaps planning for sli would be appropriate.
Since you will keep your i5-2320, which is a good unit, I see no need now to change out your motherboard.

You will need about a 575w psu to run the GTX770.

If you need to upgrade your psu, a 850w psu would be needed for GTX770sli.

If your sli timeframe is within 6 months, go ahead and buy that 850w psu.
Otherwise wait.
There are stronger graphics cards coming out, and your best option may well be to swap out a good GTX770 for a stronger single card.
Today, a single GTX690 is the equivalent of GTX770 sli, and it will run on a 620w psu. Future cards will do even better.





Thanks for the reply! :)  The main reason im buying a new MOBO is beacuse (As far as i know...) my G3620 MOBO cant handle a GTX 770 (Or other...) Im not completly sure though. Tell me if im wrong! ;)  I only play on a 1680*1050 monitor so 4K and triple monitor is not something im considering. I want a SLI MOBO so that i can in the future just drop in another GTX 770 (Or whatever card i choose) But thanks for the reply again :)  Oh and if it helps i am currently using a AMD Radeon HD 7770! :) 

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October 22, 2013 5:01:41 AM

There should be no reason other than the PSU that precludes you using a 770 in that rig, so long as it will physically fit in the case of course.
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November 23, 2013 3:45:17 AM

Mousemonkey said:
There should be no reason other than the PSU that precludes you using a 770 in that rig, so long as it will physically fit in the case of course.


Wrong - Acer have fixed the bios on the 3620 mobo and it will not accept GPUs other than the stock version supplied. I found this out to my cost and it is apparently a common issue. A mobo replacement is required to update GPU. See: http://community.acer.com/t5/Desktops-All-In-Ones/Re-GT...
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November 25, 2013 8:37:28 AM

John_B said:
Mousemonkey said:
There should be no reason other than the PSU that precludes you using a 770 in that rig, so long as it will physically fit in the case of course.


Wrong - Acer have fixed the bios on the 3620 mobo and it will not accept GPUs other than the stock version supplied. I found this out to my cost and it is apparently a common issue. A mobo replacement is required to update GPU. See: http://community.acer.com/t5/Desktops-All-In-Ones/Re-GT...


Thanks for the warning! :)  But thing is... I dont have the AG3620 i have the G3620 and mine came packed with a HD 7770, not a GT 630. AND if it is the case i will return the GTX 780 (Changed my plans :p  ) and buy the GTX 770 with a new MOBO :)  BTW will it delete all my games and stuff if i get a new MOBO?? And again sorry for bad english.
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November 25, 2013 8:52:00 AM

You will either have to reinstall Windows or get on the phone to MS and get them to reactivate the old install on the new mobo.
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November 25, 2013 9:01:18 AM

Mousemonkey said:
You will either have to reinstall Windows or get on the phone to MS and get them to reactivate the old install on the new mobo.


What do you mean about MS?? And how could you do that? Sorry i dont know much about that type of thing...
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November 25, 2013 9:05:06 AM

You can't just take the HDD from that motherboard, plug it into another and have it work. The install will only work on the motherboard that the HDD was plugged into at the time it was done so you will either have to phone MS support or do a clean install.
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November 25, 2013 10:48:38 AM

Mousemonkey said:
You can't just take the HDD from that motherboard, plug it into another and have it work. The install will only work on the motherboard that the HDD was plugged into at the time it was done so you will either have to phone MS support or do a clean install.

Yeah but what is MS??.
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November 25, 2013 10:49:49 AM

MS = MicroSoft.
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