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Motherboard Upgrade Advice
Aug 16, 2012, 4:10 PM
Looking to add a new Motherboard to my current setup, as I would like to add another GPU in SLI and my current board doesn't support it.
Approximate Purchase Date:
Next week some time (after my paycheck).
Hopefully less than $150 before rebates etc. Could go higher, if needed.
System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Media server, web surfing.
Are you buying a monitor:
Parts to Upgrade:
MOBO, current model: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX -
Do you need to buy OS:
No. I have a Windows 7 upgrade, non OEM license, and a retail XP license.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
TigerDirect (there's a retail store 20 minutes away I can get stuff shipped to), Newegg, Amazon.
Glencoe (North Chicago), IL, USA
Need a AM3 (or AM3+) mobo that supports SLI
Not necessary, although it wouldn't hurt.
SLI or Crossfire:
Your Monitor Resolution:
1920 x 1080
Mostly for gaming; I like an understated PC (my case is a Corsair, no windows, all black). Quieter is better, but that's not really a mobo thing.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
Need a board that supports SLI so that I can add another 560ti in the future.
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX
AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
Diablotek PHD Series PHD750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Thanks for your help.
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Aug 17, 2012, 10:57 PM
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