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December 1, 2010 1:22:45 PM

Hello, I'm looking at this nvidia 460 but I'm not sure if this mobo will be able to support it plus I will want to sli it but the mobo says crossfire so idk if i can sli it.

Heres the mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

460
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sorry i'm still learning about computer hardware so bare with me.

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December 1, 2010 1:26:40 PM

This is an AMD/Crossfire board so no you cannot SLI in the future. About the card, all it needs is a PCI 2.0 capable mobo and this certainly has. Why are you planning to SLI in the future have you ever had a 2 gpu configuration?
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December 1, 2010 1:28:44 PM

ok but I still can use the 460 on that board?
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December 1, 2010 1:31:27 PM

The motherboard you posted will not allow for SLI, it only supports crossfire. It also has 4 PCI-E slots which is most likely not needed, below is a decent motherboard that has two PCI-E slots (all that you will need), costs less and supports SLI...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for that video card, it is nice but you might want to go with the following as you're paying too much for the one you listed...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

which is only $179.99 after mail-in rebate.
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December 1, 2010 1:31:34 PM

Yes you can, the question is why this board? i copy from the specs of the board here :
4 x PCI Express 2.0 x16

Slot configurations:
Dual CrossFire (16X+16X)
Quad CrossFire (8X+8X+8X+8X)

This is clearly a crossfire recommended board. You can save money by getting another board and get a GTX 470. As i said the only thing that the vga cards need is one x16 PCI express slot.
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December 1, 2010 1:44:25 PM

Well I wanted to try nvidia card because I've always owned ATI and I have this mobo on my other pc and I absoutley love this mobo.I do have 2 5850 on my pc but never sli. I don't know much about sli so thats why my question was dumb.

So I can still use this 460 on this mobo even if i don't want to sli?
I just ask that because i didn't know i could do that on a xfire board.
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December 1, 2010 1:45:38 PM

Excuse me let me get this straight : you own this board with 2 5850 in crossfire and you want a GTX 460?
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December 1, 2010 1:48:45 PM

yea i just wanted to see if it was possible to sli it plus I'm getting a 460 hawk for free and wanted to try it out on my mobo.
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December 1, 2010 1:51:26 PM

Now you are telling the whole story. Ok so to clear this up :

1)Yes you can have a single MSI 460 on that board but not SLI.
2)After 5 minutes gameplay you will put back the x2 5850 because you will see a 50% drop in FPS :) 
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 1:56:34 PM

+1^
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a c 173 U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 1:56:34 PM

Yes you can use the card and will work fine. Using a Gigabyte GTX 460 on a 790x board. SLI hehe the answer is yes if you know how to do a google search to find the hack (software) that I tested my self and works. Enabled sli on my Gigabyte ga-ma790x-ds4 using two 9800gt 1gb editions. Win Vista x64.
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December 1, 2010 2:01:57 PM

meh I just wanted to try the 460 by itself and see how i like it and if i do sli it but now I'm kinda getting turn down by it.

I'm thinking of getting 2 msi 6870 twin frozrII.
I'm a big msi fan as you can see.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2010 2:20:02 PM

Wait for the 6970 to crossfire if anything, it's just around the corner and would warrant much more of an upgrade compared to the 6870's in crossfire.
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