I'm looking to get a second R9 390X card when I can, but I will definitely need to upgrade my motherboard to a more suitable one first.
I'm open for any suggestions, AMD or Intel chipsets. Let's just pretend that I don't have a budget!
So you need a new MoBo...
What CPU do you have or want to get? That will help decipher what chip set to go with. With the current generation of AMD, the FX line of CPUs use the AM3+ socket. You can go with the upper end and get the 990FX chip set boards are going to have the best support for Crossfire or SLI. Everyone is going to have their opinion on which brand/model is best for them. I usually hear good stuff from ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte.
I've got an FX-6350, so AM3+. And if I were to get an Intel cpu, It'd get an LGA 1151 Z170 chipset.
If you go with any of the AM3+ cpus then I strongly suggest SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
That thing is a BEAST!!!
I've seen that one before. So you recommend that I stay with AMD for now?
What are yours guys opinions on these three motherboards for AM3+?
Three AMD 990FX-Based Motherboards For Enthusiasts - Performance Beats Features?
Also, what about the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z?
The ASRock 990FX Extreme9 seems pretty damn good. The fact that it has the CMOS reset button on it makes me feel good because sometimes that damn button can be a life saver.
Regarding the ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z, a lot of people think it is the best MOBO for performance, so it is definitely a very good choice as well. I am a fan of ROG boards, I never had any issues with them and they perform very well.
I'm split between those two mobos. The Corsshair V Formula-Z looks more promising for gaming performance, and supposedly overclocking too. I'm considering stepping up to an FX-9590 at some point too.
EDIT: The 990FX Extreme9 has a PCI slot that I can use my Ethernet card on, so that's looking more favourable
Good point about the Extreme9, if you have a killer NIC or something then that extra PCI is a welcomed sight.
Also, about getting a card to Crossfire with. Do I need to get another R9 390X? Or can I use another card from the R9 300 series?
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