Ok im building another computer after a very long hiatus from the hobby. before crossfire was around to give you a sad idea of it honestly. im not trying to blow too much on this one, but i do realize that sometimes its worth a few more pennies for upgradability later.
im coming into a few issues, most importantly Mobo selection. ive searched this forum quite in depth, read reviews at NE, etc. but cant seem to come up with any real solid choices honestly.
heres the low down...
requirements for the MB:
*trying to reuse my skyhawk gm570pc power supply, its never failed me
*last board i used a DFI Lanparty NF4 (pile is still in the case actually...
) and i dont think ive been that upset with customer support
*will be running an AMD 5000+ brisbane BE
*OC ability is a must, its a horrible addiction from my last system
*im still up in the air about video card selection, and will buy that to suit the rest at this point.
*only using one video card at first, but will stack them eventually.
i was just curious to see what people are using with that exact same CPU. im going to leave it stable around 3Ghz, nothing fancy at first but want something that has some dependability behind it, if i do go nuts later. i dont care about Crysis stabilty since that seems to be the big benchmark nowadays. ill play COD and BF at worst on this. i just need to shoot something again honestly.
thanks for any replies that are given.