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I am planning on purchasing this motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138303) and this GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121446). On the details tab, it lists that the motherboard favors/compatible with CrossFire X. Does this mean I will get lower performance if I were to install a single/SLI NVIDIA GPU(s) on the board?

I wish product descriptions were a little clearer but I'm still learning.

Also, including the components in my sig rig (exluding the the ones I am upgrading), how is this build looking? Any concerns or suggestions from more experienced users?
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It's completely 100% pointless for one card. As long as the slot is running at x16, you'll get the same performance no matter the model.
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It's completely 100% pointless for one card. As long as the slot is running at x16, you'll get the same performance no matter the model.
You know, I figured that. It's always just safer to confirm it with others.
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Of course, even if you did want to run Crossfire, the second slot will only be running at 4x, so unless you were using two lower-end cards, it would just be a waste in performance.

A single 560 will be fine though
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
Of course, even if you did want to run Crossfire, the second slot will only be running at 4x, so unless you were using two lower-end cards, it would just be a waste in performance.

A single 560 will be fine though
I've read that the second slot being x4 in SLI or CrossFire doesn't decrease performance immensily. I remember reading something like a 5% performance decrease? Incorrect? I might just pick up this motherboard instead (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138341). Just in case I decide to SLI in the future. I have a Biostar motherboard right now and it runs pretty well. I haven't had any problems with it so I will probably stick with Biostar from here on out. Physically, the board was excellent, as well.
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go micro-atx save space, and chances are you dont need more than 4 slots...
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What I'm TRYING to say (), is you could get a board capable of at least 16x/8x for just a tiny bit more. The AM3+ Biostar you linked, it's so cheap for what it offers
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What I'm TRYING to say (), is you could get a board capable of at least 16x/8x for just a tiny bit more. The AM3+ Biostar you linked, it's so cheap for what it offers
Yeah, I hear ya. I think I'm going to go with the GPU I listed and the $130.00 Biostar board. I think my 80mm front intake fan and my 120mm exhaust fan in my Centurion 5 can keep everything relatively cool. I can always add another 80mm side fan if needed.
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will that board (8xx chipset) run SLI ?
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go micro-atx save space, and chances are you dont need more than 4 slots...
You're right about saving space but I want a board that I can add to in the future. Maybe eventually pick up a nice sound card and some other things.
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