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The PCI Express slots are only 2.0 and I will eventually CrossFire two PCI Express 3.0 GPUs (MSI Radeon 7950s). With a dual CrossFire, they will both run at 16x. Will my CPU have trouble keeping up with dual 7950s on PCI Express 2.0 slots. Will there be any other issues combining these components? I'd like to go Intel, but I cannot justify paying the difference in price. AMD has always been good to me, and the this setup is looking beastly. Any suggestions/input?

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You're good you won't have any issues
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what motherboard are you going with ?
Well ASUS has a new Sabertooth which should be out next month that'll support PCI 3.0 but then again it's a minimal gain going from 2.0 to 3.0.

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You're good you won't have any issues
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what motherboard are you going with ?
Well ASUS has a new Sabertooth which should be out next month that'll support PCI 3.0 but then again it's a minimal gain going from 2.0 to 3.0.

Edit: Nice avi Adventure Time FTW
I am grabbing the GIGABYTE 990FX.

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I am grabbing the GIGABYTE 990FX.
Which Gigabyte UD3, UD5 or UD7 ?

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I can't help but thinking this setup may be overkill. I don't do hardcore video editing. I do game though. I want to push my games as far as I can.
Which games do to play and what resolution ? If its just MMO's like WoW or GW2 I'd advise just getting a single 7950 but if you're into FPS's like BF3 or Crysis two will max them out.
 

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I am grabbing the GIGABYTE 990FX.
Which Gigabyte UD3, UD5 or UD7 ?

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I can't help but thinking this setup may be overkill. I don't do hardcore video editing. I do game though. I want to push my games as far as I can.
Which games do to play and what resolution ? If its just MMO's like WoW or GW2 I'd advise just getting a single 7950 but if you're into FPS's like BF3 or Crysis two will max them out.
UD3. I do play BF3. I play Skyrim, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, etc.

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You're good you won't have any issues
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what motherboard are you going with ?
Well ASUS has a new Sabertooth which should be out next month that'll support PCI 3.0 but then again it's a minimal gain going from 2.0 to 3.0.

Edit: Nice avi Adventure Time FTW
Lmao. I do enjoy some Adventure Time and Regular Show. It's the kid in me. Then again, I am only 22.

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I'm 22 as well best age ever
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But you're good too go the UD3 is perfect.
 

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What is the difference between three? Revisions?

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There's different power regulations I believe and
  1. UD3 Has 6 Sata ports and Sli.
  2. UD5 Has 8 Sata ports and Tri Sli.
  3. UD7 Has Quad Sli better cooling
 

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What is the difference between three? Revisions?

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There's different power regulations I believe and
  1. UD3 Has 6 Sata ports and Sli.
  2. UD5 Has 8 Sata ports and Tri Sli.
  3. UD7 Has Quad Sli better cooling
Damn. I will probably only use two of the SATA, at most. I wish they had this same exact board with less ports, at a lower price.

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What is the difference between three? Revisions?

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There's different power regulations I believe and
  1. UD3 Has 6 Sata ports and Sli.
  2. UD5 Has 8 Sata ports and Tri Sli.
  3. UD7 Has Quad Sli better cooling
Damn. I will probably only use two of the SATA, at most. I wish they had this same exact board with less ports, at a lower price.

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The price difference would be minimal as you're not paying for an extra controller but just for some extra plastic and wiring.
 

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I don't want to start an AMD/Intel war. I came the conclusion that the 3570K is better for me. It's only 30 dollars more. I don't need all those cores.
If you plan on using your current PSU with two cards it's a good choice as your PSU will take longer to die from overloading it.

What resolution on your monitor? I doubt you need two cards.
 

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If you plan on using your current PSU with two cards it's a good choice as your PSU will take longer to die from overloading it.

What resolution on your monitor? I doubt you need two cards.
I probably don't, but I like maxing out settings, including those kn the Nvidia and Catalyst settings. I am at 1920 x 1080.
 
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