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ASUS M5A88-V EVO and a GTX 590

I need some help. A friend gave me a Geforce GTX 590, but my current mobo doesn't support SLI. I have the oppurtunity to buy someone's rig that has an asus M5 A88-V EVO mobo on the cheap. I see that it kind of supports Crossfire but not traditional SLI, being an AMD based mobo. This is whats confusing me, since it's a single card but runs dual gpus in SLI, does anyone know if it will work?
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    Ya it will work. I just wouldn't put a AMD CPU with the 590. Intel chips i5 2500k and up rule gaming performance right now. Put that 2500k or higher with a p67, z68, or z77 and you will be golden.


    Btw I need some friends like that!!

    Oh wait what is your current PC specs, it might work with 590?
  2. I'm currently running and off the shelf HP Pavilion p6653w, a N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX (Alvorix) mobo, with a 750w psu and gts 450. I wasn't planning on doing much gaming when I got it and it was cheap.

    I planned a cpu upgrade in the near future, but was just going to use the 590 (bottlenecked) until then but Windows won't boot with it installed.

    The system I might be buying is
    Case- cool master Haf 922
    Motherboard - asus M5 A88-V EVO
    Ram- 16gb
    GPU- EVGA geForce GTX 550 Ti (fermi) 1gb
    PSU- 850w
    CPU- AMD Phenom II x4 850 3.30GHz
    for around $200

    I saw that the mobo supports some Intel chips, not sure if I want to upgrade since I want to try a full system build in the future.
  3. The M5 only supports AMD® FX™ /Phenom™II /Athlon™II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors.

    Are you saying that entire system there for $200? If so I would say go for it, that's hella cheap.

    The 850 would most likely bottleneck the GTX 590. If you overclock the crap out of the 850 you might be ok. You would need a good CPU cooler though.
  4. Hm, thought I saw on newegg that it could take a few intel cpus (pretty sure I'm imagining things looking at it again, didn't think boards could support both) . $200 for the mobo/cpu, ram, and drives. $300 for all of it. I'll probably get all of it since I need a case and I might return the 750w psu I currently have. It'll be nice to put the HP in another room if I don't have to scavenge from it.

    edit: Looking at the asus website I see the mobo supports the

    AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor - $170 at Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

    and/or

    AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor - $160 at Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106010

    I get confused by multicore now. Obviously 8 cores is more than 6 but I know that doesn't always make it better.
    It'll be a while before I could even get a new cpu, but I like to have a plan before I start buying stuff.
  5. If you are buying whole new system, try to buy intel based system for gtx590. AMD is too weak for 590. Try to get atleast i3-2100 and upgrade to i5-3570k later.
  6. i would get the case + psu for $100 from that guy and look for a i2500k or 3570k mobo setup. if you are close to a Microcenter they are having a sale for 3570k $189 and $50 off mobo when u buy them together. That would be $250 with 3570k & cheapest mobo to fit your needs.

    Do you know how strong a 590 is? Its a beast! i use to have a 2500k + gtx 590 and it ran beautifully! Maxed out every games out there with a high framerate, 1920x1080.

    @ Mubin
    love the slogan, i know what you mean, i started out with 1 gtx 670, now i have 4 of them. damn upgrade bug was bitting the $hit out of me, lol.
  7. Swolern said:
    @ Mubin
    love the slogan, i know what you mean, i started out with 1 gtx 670, now i have 4 of them. damn upgrade bug was bitting the $hit out of me, lol.


    Its from Tom's and i love the slogan too. :)
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