Hello all, am looking to upgrade my motherboard, CPU and PSU to power this and future SLI (hopefully)
Ok here is my current set up.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, MMX, ~2.4GHz (Overclocked from ~2.1GHZ)
4GB DDR2 800Mhz (Limited by 32bit XP)
500 GB SATA 7200RPM
NVIDIA BFG GeForce 9800 GT
Realtek HD Audio output
Windows XP Home Edition 32bit
Am not sure but it is a 500W supply
Ok now I had this in mind, I really want a new CPU as mine is frankly rubbish and its getting hard to play modern games with good settings. To do this I will need a new motherboard as I want an AMD quad core. I also think I will need a larger PSU to power it but I also need one which will be able to power another GeForce9800GT in the future when I add one.
For the motherboard I need SLI ability, at least 1 ATA slot for my old IDE drive. A AM2+ CPU socket so I can use both my current CPU and then put in a new CPU this Christmas.
For October I will have £200 to spend and will have more for Christmas but am hoping to spend no more than £300.
So here is the motherboard I think is good: Play.com (UK) : MSI DKA790GX AM2 AMD-790GX 4X DDRII-1066 HD3300 Graphics Raid LAN E-SATA ATX Motherboard : Computing - Free Delivery
Now here is my main question, that motherboard has integrated ATI graphics. How will that affect my GeForce 9800GT? I heard you have to clear out ALL the ATI drivers, is that difficult to do?
I was planning on this CPU for Christmas time: AMD HD995ZXAGHBOX Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
I can get it for £115.
Now I found this PSU here: Play.com (UK) : CiT 750U / 750W / ATX / PSU / Power Supply Unit : Computing - Free Delivery
It seems cheap for 750W but the problem is it doesn't have the cable for 2 PCI-E 16x slots which I will need for SLI. Am really don't want to spend a lot on the PSU so does anyone know if you can buy the cable by itself or do they know a good PSU capable of running 2 GeForce9800GT cards and an AMD Quad Core.