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July 6, 2014 10:02:30 PM

I had previously selected an EVGA gtx 760, but am second guessing myself. I am going to be using an FX8350 with a mobo that doesn't support SLI, only crossfire. Should I get an AMD graphics card instead looking into the future. If so, what one would you suggest under $230.

I was looking at these two
http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/GraphicCard/100373L?S...


http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Detail/GraphicCard/ecx-New-U...


I didn't search for a while so I don't really know what's out there.

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July 6, 2014 10:19:32 PM

What is the motherboard?
If it dosent support SLI it wont support true Xfire either (The second slot will be in x4 mode, severely hobbling any card put in it)

Both of the 280s are the same. Either will be a strong card, and you wont be able to run two of either on a board that dosent support SLI.
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July 6, 2014 10:33:57 PM

The mobo is a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P.
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July 6, 2014 10:39:26 PM

read the note on bios upgrade for the fx8350 before you get her .
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July 6, 2014 10:41:48 PM

I noticed the note and read somewhere that it should boot up, just needs to be upgraded for the full potential of the 8350.
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July 6, 2014 10:43:54 PM

then it is time for choice on the gpu .
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July 6, 2014 11:19:04 PM

i have the same CPU and GPU is ASUS GTX760OC DCII and im very happy with it here look at the performance test in Crysis 3 you have frame rate and all highest settings with TXAA4x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZwFf-Ds_HU
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July 7, 2014 12:18:10 PM

if your budget permit she have more option go for her .
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July 7, 2014 1:12:18 PM

techpilot said:
Should I change my motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... so that I get crossfire and SLI support?


maybe you are not gonna like the BIOS that stayed the same like in 2000's have a look https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gigabyte+g...
i dont say that this is a bad mobo it is not its good but take a look at this one or few from ASUS

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
ASUS M5A97X EVO R2.0
ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0

you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzNwiXA03fQ
How this board has a much easier bios and its pretty nice looking

ASUS is top quality for the MOBO i reccomend it take a look at this
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July 7, 2014 6:40:57 PM

Thanks, I was originally going to go with the M5A97 but people said the Gigabyte was better. I think I am now going to go with the M5A99X Evo (I don't mind the old bios, but the M5A99X supports crossfire and sli, in a dual x8 config). With that said, around $230, is the EVGA GTX 760 a good card or should I switch to an r9 280 or 280x. I know this sounds like I am inexperienced but I'm not, It's just i picked the gtx 760 a while ago and haven't been keeping up with the new amd series due to school.
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July 7, 2014 6:43:47 PM

techpilot said:
Thanks, I was originally going to go with the M5A97 but people said the Gigabyte was better. I think I am now going to go with the M5A99X Evo (I don't mind the old bios, but the M5A99X supports crossfire and sli, in a dual x8 config). With that said, around $230, is the EVGA GTX 760 a good card or should I switch to an r9 280 or 280x. I know this sounds like I am inexperienced but I'm not, It's just i picked the gtx 760 a while ago and haven't been keeping up with the new amd series due to school.


look at M5A99FX Pro R2.0 you have two x16 PCI-E slots if you are gonna SLI or Crossfire it
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July 7, 2014 6:56:38 PM

Ok, I guess I can pay the extra few bucks for the PRO, any advice on the GPU?
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July 7, 2014 7:08:35 PM

techpilot said:
Ok, I guess I can pay the extra few bucks for the PRO, any advice on the GPU?


nah Sry not a expert just pulling out the best what i learned from my build but SLI-Crossfire does come with a drawback which are: Too much heat, sometimes big trouble with game performance and not all games support SLI i really dont know about this never had a SLI or Crossfire in my life but that is what people are talking about worth investigating but i whould stick to a single GPU some more powerfull one then a two GPU's you will be happy with that EVGA 760 belive me its a good card i have ASUS one its slightly more OC then mine but its awesome card i dont think that its an issue ASUS is very quiet even under load when FAN DUTY goes to 70-80% i cant hear it its very quiet and very cool card runs at 33c-35c IDLE and 65c-67c under load
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July 7, 2014 7:16:50 PM

Thank you, I don't plan on crossfire or sli now, just an option for the future. I think I am going to go with the EVGA 760.
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July 7, 2014 7:17:58 PM

techpilot said:
Thank you, I don't plan on crossfire or sli now, just an option for the future. I think I am going to go with the EVGA 760.


nice choice! Good luck with the build :) 
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