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PC MOBO/GPU and storage upgrades


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#1 jkattchee

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 03:20 PM

Im looking into upgrading my mobo and graphics card as well as getting a back up hdd setup and getting a SSD to hold my programs for faster load times.

 

Right now I am looking into the AMD FirePro V5900 graphics card (I do alot of modeling and cfd as I am an engineering student)

Im split between an ASUS or GIGABYTE mobo though. I had an ASUS xhair for awhile when I first did my build, replaced by an ASROCK unit (stupid choice) and I really like ASUS as a brand but im not sure about getting a regular board from them as opposed to a gaming board.

Here are the 2 im looking at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128859      GIGABYTE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131851      ASUS

 

I mention the HDD and SSD setup just to see if anyone has any suggestions. My current HDD is a 500GB so Ill be getting the same thing again, Seagate Barracuda 500GB drive. I am currently looking at an OCZ Trion 120GB SSD.

 

If anyone has any opinions of either of those boards or the SSD please let me know, issues or praise and otherwise. 

 

Thanks



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:43 PM

What is your current cpu and ram? I see no reason to upgrade the mobo, and your copy of windows is bound to your motherboard. If you are going to replace you motherboard, I would just build a new pc.


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#3 jkattchee

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:47 PM

CPU is a FX 6 core and 16 gigs of ram. I dont recall the model.



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:48 PM

Is there something wrong with your current motherboard? Reasons for upgrading?


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:50 PM

Withing a few months of having it one of my PCIex16 slots just died, so ive only got one, and now have 2 graphics cards.

Also can you even link a firepro card with a radeon 290x card?



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:32 PM

Both motherboards have good reviews and are from reliable companies. You can't crossfire a firepro card with a 290x.


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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:34 PM

I already got the components anyways. Can I still run both graphics cards though? without the bridge, one card on one monitor, the other on my second?



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Posted 15 November 2015 - 08:28 AM

I think you can. Not completely sure but it should work.


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 01:09 PM

Cool, we will see how it goes then. Thanks man.



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Posted 15 November 2015 - 03:35 PM

And the last time I changed my mobo (and CPU) I had no issues with my OS. I dont think that should cause any issues this time.






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