Ok, couple of questions. I have always built Intel systems, but I am going to build an AMD one for my next gaming rig. I was looking to get this motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Above link is the ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe.
Anyways, it says the FSB is 1000MHz, but it takes DDR2 800 ram standard. This is a little confusing, because if memory is bottlenecking the speed at 800MHz, why even have the board rated up to 1GHz? Am I missing something here or is there something different with AMD stuff I am not privy to?
Thanks for your help.
The system I was looking to build was that board, 2G ram, Athlon X2 5200+ CPU, and an 8800GTS 640MB gfx card. I was going to just get the one video card and then eventually get two when I have more funds and run them in SLI. Is this a good way to go? Looking for a system that will potentially last me a few years for gaming, and trying to prepare for games like Crysis and Warhammer. Thoughts?