Could any of you recommend a Micro-ATX board that supports CrossfireX? It is necessary that the PCIe x16 slots be in positions 1 and 3, since it would be used in a Micro-ATX case.
It may be much to ask, but if they could be both running a x8 speed at least it would be perfect.
I can't sell the second HD7770 that I have, since there are no buyers in my region
Any of the latest sockets. AM3+ or LGA1155 and above. The fact is that I am stuck on a FM1 board now that does not allow for any wiggle room when it comes to upgrading. So a more universal socket would be great.
However, if you knew of a CrossfireX compatible FM1 board I would jump on it (I am 90% sure none has been produced though).
Wow mango! The MSI board you showed is a perfect fit. That would make my upgrade from my A6-3500 on Gigabyte A75M-D2H.
However the FM1 board from Asus has the same poor design as others. The second PCIe x16 is positionned last on the board, which from prevent from installing the board in a Micro Atx case.
You gave me a taste of victory today. Still some bucks to spend but at least I know now that I can keep my case (SG02 from Silverstone).
You do realize you need a different CPU for the MSI Z77 board? Just want to make sure...
Yes EzioAs, I do. See I was thrilled with building an APU system at first. I did not want to spend too much on a computer that I would only play PS3 controller copmpatible games on. Then I realized that if I wanted something that could last for the next 6 years it should be upgradable enough. APU's are great, I think I am going to keep my old board and A6 combo for a lower level build for my girlfriend for instance. If you can't sell it, use it at its best.
I don't know if it will be read by anyone. I just wanted to give a final update on my build. I bought the MSI Z77ma G45 and the i5 3350p. My two are running well slightly overclocked, and the temperature never exceeds 60C on the top one nor 40C on the bottom one.