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Recommendations for Gaming Rig ( new motherboard, powersupply, etc. )

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August 5, 2010 12:55:29 AM

Alright so first off thank you to anyone who helps me in my little endeavor.

This is what I have in my current system:

CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

ASUS M4A77TD ATX AMD Motherboard

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W Modular LED Power Supply

GTX 470 Super Clocked graphics card ( )

Auzentech X-Fi Forte 7.1 PCI Express

Now what I plan to purchase in the very near future is a GTX 480 Super Clocked graphics card ( a Gelid Icy Vision VGA Video Card Cooler for it. I'd like to SLI both of the GTXs' together but the first issue i've run into is my motherboard.

Anyone have any recommendations for a motherboard that can not only take the memory that I have but have enough slots to hold my soundcard, both GTX's and the room to hold the card cooler and that it can take my processor.

These are two motherboard that I was looking at but im still not quite sure.

Another concern is if ill need a new processor and or power supply seeing as mine only pumps out 630w?

Also can you even SLI a GTX 480 SC with a 470 SC? They're both from the 400 family of the Nvidia Geforce cards. If not then should I buy another 470 SC or sell that and just buy a GTX 480 ?

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August 5, 2010 1:25:13 AM

August 5, 2010 3:52:44 PM

There we go, any recommendations ?