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What Mobo and Power Supply should I get?

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July 13, 2012 4:45:29 PM

:hello:  I am looking to upgrade my PC soon, and I don't know what mobo, or what PSU to get. I know I need AM3+ because I am looking to get the 8 core Zambezi, and I need a mobo that has SLI because I'm looking to run 2 GTX560's. I currently have a 730W PSU, but I don't think that will support all of the things I am wanting to run. Also, I currently have this GTX 560 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and it says it is superclocked, but would I be able to SLI it with a card like, this? ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) They have a few different specs, very little difference, but it could be all of the difference that matters. The only reason I would want to do this is because the MSI card will run cooler than the one I currently have I believe because it has 2 fans, and the one I have right now has 1.

So, what mobo + PSU do I need? And can I SLI those 2 cards, or do I need to get the same exact one?

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July 13, 2012 4:58:51 PM

if your planning on using it for gaming i would look at getting a i5 rather than the 8 core Zambezi, most games don't even use more than 2. tbh the i5 beats AMD CPU's in almost all category's.
July 13, 2012 6:30:15 PM

mercer95 said:
if your planning on using it for gaming i would look at getting a i5 rather than the 8 core Zambezi, most games don't even use more than 2. tbh the i5 beats AMD CPU's in almost all category's.


Thanks, even though that doesn't answer any of the questions :\ But this computer isn't solely for gaming, it will have various other uses that will require high CPU usage.
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July 13, 2012 6:42:32 PM

Post a link to your PSU, or the model/make of it. 700w will 2 way SLI those cards easy but not if it's a low quality unit.
Almost forget, yes you can SLI an OC and stock edition GPU, might be a good idea to lower the clock on the OC or raise it on the stock so they run the same speed though.
July 13, 2012 8:59:30 PM

mace200200 said:
Post a link to your PSU, or the model/make of it. 700w will 2 way SLI those cards easy but not if it's a low quality unit.
Almost forget, yes you can SLI an OC and stock edition GPU, might be a good idea to lower the clock on the OC or raise it on the stock so they run the same speed though.


This is my current PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 13, 2012 9:47:08 PM

Corsair HX 750 + a Asus 990fx motherboard
July 13, 2012 11:11:25 PM

mace200200 said:
It'll run two GPU's however it is not a very good brand PSU,

I would be willing to invest in a new PSU to ensure quality.

@redeemer I will check those parts out thank you!
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