Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-22-2009, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,534
Default Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

What board could I get that supports Phenom II's/Athlon II's, DDR2, SLI or Crossfire, and has 4 memory slots, and is a good overclocking platform?

I was thinking either an ASUS M4A78-E for Crossfire, or an ASUS M4N72-E for SLI. If I were to do Crossfire, it would most likely consist of 2 XFX 4850's. The SLI setup would consist of 2 XFX or eVGA GTS250's, and possibly use my 9800GT as a physx card? I don't know much about Physx, so I'm not sure if that would actually work or not...
__________________

__________________
ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 : AMD FX 9370 : Corsair H100i GTX Cooler : 16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600 (4x4Gb) : XFX 7970 Ghz 3GB x 2 : PNY XLR8 256GB SSD : Seagate 1TB : Antec True Power Quattro 1000W : Thermaltake G41
95BlackGA is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
Camera junky
 
Poizen22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: ottawa ontario canada.
Posts: 6,280
Default Re: Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P AMD790X ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN Motherboard - GA-MA790XT-UD4P In Canada. just built with that one there the ddr3 price diference was minimal paired it with a 720 and a 4770 and that system flies for something that costed 700 canadian.
__________________

__________________

https://www.flickr.com/photos/poizen22/
intel Core I7 8700k@ 5.0ghz-Nvidia GTX1080 ti ftw3-Aorus 5 z370 mobo-16gb ddr4 G-Skill trident Z rgb 3000mhz - 1tb samsung 960 pro, 2tb wd blue- thermaltake rgb 750w gold-Phanteks pro M TG- Samsung CHG70 1440p 144hz 32 inch QLED.
Poizen22 is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
muffin enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 2,724
Default Re: Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
Muffin Man is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
veg1992's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 19,993
Default Re: Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

Pretty much any SB750 board and some of the better SB700's.

I'd recommend the Biostar 790GX or the Gigabyte 790X, or finally, the Jetway JHA-06
__________________
I do not accept help requests and/or deleted threads/complaints by PM, Profile or IM/Email. Just ask on the forums! Also, I do have Lockerz invites if you want them, feel free to PM me your email if you want one :0

If I help you, or you just like what I said, rep me by clicking the
or under my avatar; it helps me know that my advice actually helped you.


.. But things don't go according to plan! My Actual Rig, 2009:
veg1992 is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,534
Default Re: Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

I think I'd go with the 790X-UD4P, as I already have DDR2-1066 ordered, and I can get a discount for that one at a local PC shop. I can also get either of the ASUS boards at a discount too. Any other suggestions?
__________________
ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 : AMD FX 9370 : Corsair H100i GTX Cooler : 16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600 (4x4Gb) : XFX 7970 Ghz 3GB x 2 : PNY XLR8 256GB SSD : Seagate 1TB : Antec True Power Quattro 1000W : Thermaltake G41
95BlackGA is offline  
Old 08-24-2009, 05:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
Monster Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,534
Default Re: Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

(Couldn't edit my last post, sorry for the "bump")

If no one else has any more suggestions, I'll probably be going with the UD4P board. I talked to the guys at the PC shop, and can get it and an XFX 4850 1GB card for $165 + tax. I didn't even know that they sold "good" graphics card. I usually see lower end cards.
__________________
ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 : AMD FX 9370 : Corsair H100i GTX Cooler : 16GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 1600 (4x4Gb) : XFX 7970 Ghz 3GB x 2 : PNY XLR8 256GB SSD : Seagate 1TB : Antec True Power Quattro 1000W : Thermaltake G41
95BlackGA is offline  
Old 08-24-2009, 07:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Hefemeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Sweden
Posts: 9,093
Default Re: Best price/performance ratio SLI or Crossfire AMD motherboard?

You cannot edit after 24 hours hence it is not a bump.
__________________

__________________
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 :: INTEL i7 920 @3.4 :: XFX GTX260 :: 6gb Corsair 1600 :: Corsair 750TX :: TRUE 120 :: Samsung T240 24" :: Windows 7 X64

I do not accept support questions via PM

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Hefemeister is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sli & crossfire solidsteve New Systems | Building and Buying 5 03-13-2009 08:07 AM
AMD Motherboard Inked New Systems | Building and Buying 6 02-17-2009 10:25 PM
AMD to make "significant corporate announcement" tomorrow, possibly breaking up Wildside Polls 8 10-11-2008 07:59 PM
Good SLI or Crossfire Motherboard Syphanx New Systems | Building and Buying 19 11-05-2007 11:29 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.