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Motherboard compatible with two HD4890 in Crossfire?

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September 15, 2009 10:23:19 PM

Hello!

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P

Videocards
2x ASUS EAH4890 1GB DDR5 PCI-E 2.0

Also, if anyone can suggest a power supply, I'd be extra appreciative (I was thinking around 850w).

-Steve
September 15, 2009 10:49:19 PM

yeah they are compatible but your crossfire would only run at x8 speeds for both instead of x16.. if you're gonna get two 4890's, im assuming you're gonna be running high end graphics..

also, if you're getting that mobo, im assuming you're running an amd cpu.. with these assumptions, i should tell you that you should look for a board with a 790fx northbridge chipset (instead of your 790x).. the 790fx should run your 4890's at x16 speeds for no bottleneck..

for psu, look into the following brands: corsair, antec truepower new, and pc & power cooling

if you read the other threads, you can get a better idea of what you might need...

2 4890's = massive heat.. you should look into a case with good air circulation..

for motherboard, maybe look into these options:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cheapest which uses ddr2 ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... uses ddr3 ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you like gigabyte (ddr3 ram)

also look into the asus m4a79 series motherboards or the asus crosshair iii
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September 15, 2009 11:28:19 PM

Yeah your motherboard is fine and will work with two 4890s. Of course a board based on the 790FX would be preferable, especially since the cost of them has come down alot, but if you already have the Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P then you don't need to replace it. Anyway as far as 850W units you should look at

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec TPQ-850 850W $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

FSP Group Everest 900 900W $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Though I think you would be fine with a good 750W unit

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W $94.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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