AMD and Geforce

Hi, ive been reading these forums for a while now about different topics but this is the first time i am posting myself. Im currently building a new pc and was wondering if i could get some feedback from people who have a AMD + Geforce set up.

Im thinking of the AMD X4 955, MSI NF 980-G65, MSI Geforce 460 GTX and 2x2gb G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600.

Ive read some very mixed reviews about the motherboard and am uncertain. Also how long would a this build last me if i plan on going SLI in the future?

Thank you
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  1. msi makes good boards, but thre's gonna be doa products from all manifactures. seems like a decent board and you have the makings of a great system there

    newegg shows it as a 4 egg board with the lower ratings mostly due to doa boards
  2. Please post your budget and other details so we can properly balance out the whole system.
  3. you don't need an NVidia board if you're just going to have a single NVidia graphics card. the 980a is a generation old now.

    I'd suggest a 770, 880, or 870 instead
  4. well he said "how long would this last if planning to SLI in the future?"
    so he needs an nforce board.
  5. This is the setup i was thinking about going with:

    Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
    Mobo: MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W
    HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
    GPU: MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
    and
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

    How should this set up hold up in the future? Like i said, eventually ill drop in another 460gtx in SLI.
    Any suggestions are appreciated.
  6. I'd suggest switch to a radeon 6850 and a better/newer mobo. amd + nvidia just don't play nicely..
  7. Get an AMD 880 chipset Mobo and try to get a 6870 GPU.
  8. amd and nvidia chipsets run just fine together, but yes it is an older design if you aren't attached to nvidia then it would make sense to go with ati (amd) the 6850 do scale quite nicely and price compared well to the 460..

    but do not take the amd chips and nvidia cards not mixing well as a reasoning they work together just as good as ati and amd or intel and nvidia. but you can't sli in newer amd boards... well you can it just requires some tweeking thta will void warrenties on all components
  9. ^basically its you have to get an older chipset or hack a new one and void the warranties.
  10. for sli on new boards yet gotta do some modding .. hacking is such an ugly word btw ;)

    the build he linked would be nice but for the latest chipsets smart mony is swapping to hd 6 series if you wanna crossfire and keep your warrenties on parts

    ... but that said the msi you linked looks fine and would build a good lasting rig

    look at the price of the 6850 vs 460 and its pretty close and the 6850 overclocks very well as well as crossfireing almost as efficiently as the gtx 460's would hd6xxx series fixed alot of the hd5xxx issues like scaling in xfire and tessellation performance in dx11 titles

    either way you're gonna have a good system that should be relevant for years playing games at high res smart money play would be the 6850 setup if you want to stick with amd though due to bulldozer not being compatable in am3 boards (am3 will work in bulldozer boards though) and i don't see amd baords suppporting sli for some time mayeb never again so if you wanna get a new cpu/mobo without having to get new graphics cards its unsure if you will be able to mod the next chipsets to accept sli but they will certainly accept crossfire
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