This would be my first post at Tom's Hardware.
I am going to build a pc. Here's the specs(excluding monitor, keyboard, mouse, os which i already own):
msi gtx 760 tf oc edition
g skills ripjaws x 8gb (8x1) ram
1 tb hdd (i don't want an ssd because its overpriced in India where i live)
corsair cx 600
cooler master n400
cooler master hyper evo 212 processor cooler.
my monitor is of 1360x768 with 60fps of refresh rate.
I suddenly thought that maybe after sometimes my graphics card would surely bottleneck such a powerful cpu. Maybe 2 yrs. I thought later i might sli my graphics but it seems that my motherboard only supports crossfire
Now i can do two things-
Either buy another gpu (amd) so that i can crossfire later. If that's the case i would prefer msi r9 280 tf.
Or i could buy another motherboard which supports sli.
Which option would be better?
should i go with r9 280 or some other motherboard.Can you suggest a motherboard under 200 usd with similar features as the above one. I would prefer a msi motherboard but its not a compulsion.
And i would definitely overclock so z87 chipset would be the best.
Any suggestions regarding other specs are also welcomed.
Thanks for the patient hearing.
More about :motherboard sli support 200 usd required
No new monitor for sure. The reasons a long story.
For the processor. GPU is easy to upgrade but processor require a specific motherboard socket. Imay not buy a new motherboard for 5-6 yrs. So iI want a processor that could last longer. I chose i7 because of hyperthreading which provides 4 virtual cores. It may last longer than i5. i have not checked those motherboard yet. I will see and replt soon. Thnx.
You're slightly off on the description of hyperthreading, but it doesn't currently make much of a difference to games and won't for a while yet. We've been saying to go for the i5 over the i7 since Sandy bridge, two generations ago.
You won't get much out of a fast GPU without a decent display.