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Need help deciding on MOBO "AMD board"

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January 14, 2011 2:03:37 AM

hey guys im building a second cheaper desktop with using the new 1100t proccesor but not sure about a MOBO i need it to be able to use 4 GPU's probally 5770 or maybe 1 or 2 6970's depending on budget after mobo, ram, cpu are purchased, im not sure if amd does triple channel but if possible dual channel or tripple is cool for ram, price i dont know what theyre priced at these days, but maybe somehting below 300-400 ? well yeah any help is great, ive never used AMD before thought i'd try something new and see how it goes, ty
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January 14, 2011 1:48:04 PM

How silly; trying to use 4 gpus on one board. Imagine the power supply required and the heat generated.
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January 14, 2011 3:01:41 PM

1- Gigabyte 890FXA-UD5
2- Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7
3- Crosshair IV Formula
4- Crosshair IV Extreme
5- MSI 890FXA-GD70

AMD don't support tri-channel, only dual-channel.

I'd go with 2x6970 or 2x6850.

PSU: Something good above 650W for 2-Way Crossfire. Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, XFX, PC Power and Cooling.
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January 14, 2011 11:55:36 PM

well it is silly if your using a airflow cooling system im using full water cooling sytem for it, and i have already bought a ultra 1600 watt psu got it cheap so thought why not and i know its massive over kill, ty for the recommendations and tips, :) 
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January 15, 2011 10:32:51 AM

At least you're prepared. If you can afford the electric bill, then go for it. If you want to see if it's worth it, try measuring the frame rates with one, then two, then three, and all four video cards.
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January 15, 2011 12:26:51 PM

Pretty sure that after three he won't see any big difference. Have that PSU a 80+ certificate?
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January 21, 2011 11:11:00 PM

Best answer selected by mechanicsage.
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