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990XA-GD55 AMD 990X
« on: 12-January-13, 20:54:53 »

So I've just bought this board in order to do SLI with a pair of GTX 560's. I was wondering if this board comes with an SLI Bridge. If not then I'll have to order one soon.

My current rig:
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.30GHz Black Edition
ThermoLab Trinity After Market CPU Cooler
MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB (Obviously looking to go SLI)
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L AMD 870 ATX Motherboard (Upgrading to this MSI board)
G.Skill RipJaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
1TB Western Digital Cavair Green HDD
Mushkin Chronos 120GB SATA-III SSD
750W Cooler Master GX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower

Monitors:
2x 22" Samsung SyncMaster S22B300HS LED Monitor (Looking to buy another for Nvidia Surround shortly)

If there are any comments or suggestions on my rig then just ask or say. I don't mind any advice or questions on a particular product.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.30GHz Black Edition
ThermoLab Trinity After Market CPU Cooler
MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB (Looking to go SLI soon)
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L AMD 870 ATX Motherboard (Upgrading soon)
G.Skill RipJaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
1TB Western Digital Cavair Green HDD
Mushkin Chronos 120GB SATA-III SSD
750W Cooler Master GX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower

Monitors:
2x 22" Samsung SyncMaster S22B300HS LED Monitor

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Re: 990XA-GD55 AMD 990X
« Reply #1 on: 13-January-13, 01:19:27 »

According to the manual:
Packing Contents:
Mainboard, DVD, User Guide, Back IO Shield & Sata cable.

Optional Accessories:
Sli / Crossfire cables el. al.
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Re: 990XA-GD55 AMD 990X
« Reply #2 on: 13-January-13, 22:10:12 »

I realize you can get a regular 560 for about $150 or so, but a single 660ti or a Radeon HD7870 would perform better than the SLI 560. 

SLI 560ti appears to be about on par with a single 660ti, but SLI may have microstutter
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Re: 990XA-GD55 AMD 990X
« Reply #3 on: 13-January-13, 22:43:54 »

Principle is absolutely right. Safe the money for an old GTX560 and a SLI supporting board and get a decent MSI GTX660ti. That way you get a faster card with way lower power consumption and without multi gpu problems like micro-stuttering or the need for a proper profile for the same money. A bit more money could even buy a GTX670.
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Re: 990XA-GD55 AMD 990X
« Reply #4 on: 14-January-13, 01:39:12 »

Thanks for the advice guys. Although the 660Ti would be a better option, I'm still going to get another 560 due to not having the money right this second. I will be able to pick up a 660Ti or even a 670 soon enough though and I'll also be able to shift these 560's else where once I do. Nice advice though.
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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.30GHz Black Edition
ThermoLab Trinity After Market CPU Cooler
MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB (Looking to go SLI soon)
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3L AMD 870 ATX Motherboard (Upgrading soon)
G.Skill RipJaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
1TB Western Digital Cavair Green HDD
Mushkin Chronos 120GB SATA-III SSD
750W Cooler Master GX 80PLUS Bronze Power Supply
Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus Black Midi Tower

Monitors:
2x 22" Samsung SyncMaster S22B300HS LED Monitor
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