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?
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
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.
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.
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.