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Would a 890FX here be a too much for my system now I can maybe see myself having a crossfire configuration down the road but DAM!!! Does any one really need all that ? this is couple bucks cheaper but saving 50 bucks isnt that big a deal to me. I hate buying hardware I just need someone to point me in the right direction. Anything with a XFIRE/SLI within the 100-200 price range would make me happy. Push comes to shove if they $199 will fit in a antec 900 ill get it..But for now size is my primary concern.
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The GD65 is the better board. You can consult this list here to see why I'm saying this. The GD70 has a weaker 4+1 power phase. The GD65 has the 8+2, which will keep things safe with that 1090T.
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post #3 of 11
You can never have enough.

Folders love this board for example! It will fit in your case, and you won't have to grab a new motherboard for years, assuming you don't OC extremely high or want to move on to Bulldozer.
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There are other 890fx boards besides the MSI ones. The only one worth anything due to the power phase issue is that 200 dollar one, which is definitely at the top end of the price range.

The Gigabyte 890fx ud5 is 180 on newegg.

You could run crossfire 5850s on 8x/8x though, you don't need 16x/16x bandwidth. Some of the 890gx boards and 790x boards run 8x/8x crossfire for less money.

You could even go with the ASRock 870 with 8x/8x cf and mosfet cooling (note that most 870 boards are 16x/4x) for 90. Good budget CF board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157198


EDIT: Just noticed you also have the Gigabyte 870A-UD3 as well. CF will work on this board, just in 16x/4x. Not a big deal for my 5770s. 5850s might be bandwidth constrained but I'm not really sure. They would work regardless if you want to try on your current board.
Edited by RichardS - 2/21/11 at 8:24pm
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post #5 of 11
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Thanks for the help guys +REP to every one who helped me out I do have one final question before I make my purchase though. If your not a heavy overclocker and dont plan on pushing your CPU too far does a 4+2 matter over a 8+2?

EDIT*
Thanks alot Richards sad but I could have sworn my motherboard wasn't capable to running two GPUS
Edited by nachielous - 2/21/11 at 9:48pm
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A moderate OC would be safe, but getting near 1.5v+ would cause SERIOUS problems. 1.4 would be the safe spot IMO, I had a 790FX and got a stable 3.8 on 1.43v, never had any problems.
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Woot my list was refered to in a thread

And yea, what the other said is true.

The 890FXAGD70 is a pretty bad board, while the GD65 is a much better alternative. It even has possible AM3+ support (the words "AM3+ support" are silkscreened on the board)

EDIT: as long as you don't raise the voltage too much, 4+1 (on the GD70) can handle it.
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hmmm I have no intentions on overclocking this 1090T pass maybe 4.2Ghz and based on the owners thread thats pretty easy to accomplish. But at least if I ever get a itch and want to try I know the max voltage.
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oooooh we are talking 1090T.

Yea, i really would not go for the GD70 then. It has been known to have problems even at stock with x6's. Also, around here, 4.2GHz is considered a pretty serious overclock
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Your board is fine, just shove some Heatsinks onto the mosfets if you are going above 1.5 volts on your X6.

I sold my current board and i'm using a Gigabyte GA-870-UD3 now, in preperation for a AM3+

Runs 1055T @ 1.45 volts 4ghz on my D14 no heatsinks on the mosfets fine, the MOSfets get up to 55C according to my heat gun (More like 60C)

NO issues with your current board. If your super paranoid, just grab some mosfet heatsinks
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