Couple questions about Crossfire motherboards

RichterFry

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First off, I have a phenom II X4 3.4 GHz CPU, and I've got this motherboard:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131767

And this graphics card:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500206

With the holiday season approaching, I'm thinking about putting another card into my computer (built early September). So, would I need a different motherboard to put in another one of these cards? I know that this wouldn't be ideal, but would the performance be very limited if I were to SLI 2 of those cards with this motherboard?

If so, what motherboard would be recommended? I'm looking not to spend any more than I did with the motherboard that I have now, seeing as the graphics card is $200.

And, finally, would it just be a smarter idea to switch out both the motherboard and the CPU instead of getting another graphics card? I was thinking about getting an FX, maybe this:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=1375913&sku=B69-5423

What do you think?
 
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It all depends on you, you can buy a single powerful card and skip the idea of CF/SLI.
Also it worth for the performance, for the money both Companies don't offer any cheap way.
FX is out now and it's not a big move, so I recommend you stay where you are and just get a single Powerful HD 79xx when it's out.
Your Asus MOBO is not recommend for CF/SLI configuration as the second PCIE is X4 which will throttle down the performance of the CF/SLI.
The Gigabyte and FX bundle sounds to be cool and it's CF/SLI ready MOBO and be sure to get a good PSU to handle those 560s in SLI
 

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So, which would you recommend? It looks like I'll be getting a new motherboard if I'm going to SLI/XF, however, would it be worth the money/effort to buy a new motherboard and another graphics card for $300, or buy a new graphics card for $400 (as I have a friend who said he would buy my current card for $100)? I like the idea of getting a better graphics card, and I'd really be interested in getting a 7000 series card when they come out.
 
It all depends on you, you can buy a single powerful card and skip the idea of CF/SLI.
Also it worth for the performance, for the money both Companies don't offer any cheap way.
FX is out now and it's not a big move, so I recommend you stay where you are and just get a single Powerful HD 79xx when it's out.
 
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Yeah, as much as I don't want to admit it, the FX was a huge let down. Let's hope FX II isn't. Anyway, that seems to make the most sense, although here's to hoping that the 79XX isn't outrageously priced when it first comes out. And I hope to God that it blows the 6XXX series away.