Which Motherboard Should I Get for Phenom 9950

k1ngsatan

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I am upgrading my PC. I Just bought an AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition CPU and Corsair Dominator PC2-8500, 1066Mhz Memory - 2GB - I already have a EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB Video Card, But i plan on buying a second card and running them in SLI mode. I also have a 550W Antec Neo HE550 Power supply...will this be enough?

My main question is What Motherboard should I buy so that i can later run 2 8800 gts 640MB cards..in SLI mode..

Note: the 9950 is a 140w processor, so not all Phenom compatible boards will work correctly...
 

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It's going to be cheaper and faster to sell the 8800GTS and get a newer card. The cheapest 8800GTS 640MB I could find was for $100 if you add to that the price of a SLI-capable board ($150) versus the price for a 790GX+SB750 board ($100), that should overclock a hell of a lot better... since it has an SB750, and an HD 4850 ($170), you will see that the difference in price is negligible, but the single HD 4850 should be faster, especially with AA enabled.

BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138128

GIGABYTE GV-R485ZL-512H Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125238

And if you sell your 8800GTS 640MB on ebay, you can even make up some money back.


 

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