Is there a better fm2+ mATX crossfire motherboard than this? If so please link me your suggestion

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you REALLY dont want to CF with an FM2 setup

single card
 

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the problem with that board is how the pci slots are arranged. The slots are from top to bottom in the 1 and 4 position and so you'll never get a two slot card to install in the fourth position because no case would have physically enough room for it. With the card hits the base of the case (if the case has the power supply on the top) or it runs into the top of the power supply (on a case where the power supply is on the bottom)

I can't belive anyone could use that board for crossfire

 

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Well i did buy the one i posted. Perhaps a more powerful single slot card is in order then. the other pcie slot could be used for an ssd. also that motherboard has an m.2 slot and usb 3.1 type a and c so even if i don't get to crossfire with it like i want, it's still has other features that are useful.

Seems there really are no high quality crossfire fm2+ motherboards.... here's hoping for a zen apu and an fm4 setip down the line...
 

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even if there was the platform is so weak, the best cpu can barely handle something like a gtx 960

and CF'in two weaker cards is always not worth the hassle
 

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I do appreciate your expertise. Thanks. I had a rx-460 on my old motherboard and i kept getting lavendar bars and double images on my screen. Finally decided i needed a new motherboard and bacause i thought the rx 460 might be too much for it i wanted to try to crossfire two cards or maybe get a card to dual graphics with and a higher powered psu. the corsair 430 seems like it would be enough for the rx 460 but just to be sure i thought a modular designed 650 would be the thing to go with.
 

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my current setup has an A10-7850k. Other folks had told me that my chip is the barest minimum for an rx-460. perhaps i need a water cooler and to try some overclocking to see what i can push it to with the gpu disabled on it.
 

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nah you can get a gtx 950, gtx1050 ti, gtx 960, or r9 380 if you wanted

yes overclocking the cpu would help
 

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