I'm thinking of piecing a new rig together pay check by pay check. Just ordered a 5770 and sadly the 6790 went down to the same price almost immediately after I bought it, oh well. I'm thinking I'd probably be better off by NOT putting the 5770 into my PC since they left the stand offs out and the motherboard itself is probably fried/damaged in some way or another. I'm thinking this check I'll get a motherboard and some RAM then next check I'll get a CPU and be done with it, reuse my old case, PSU, hard drives and dvd burner like I had planned from the get go.
I'm limiting myself to only spending $80-100 on the motherboard and $80 on the RAM. Can anyone tell me if this will do well for a gaming rig:
Newegg.com - MSI 870S-G46 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
It looks good to me but you guys are the pros. Also lemme know if you can find a good set of RAM for around $80, looking to get 8GB. Thanks.
I think I'm going to go with this combo for the mobo and ram.
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
How's that look? All I'll need next will be a decent CPU.
RAM ordered, 8GB for $59.99 shipped, sounds good to me. Will get the mobo next then the CPU and I should be set, sans the OS. Anyone know where I can BUY a LEGIT copy of Windows 7 64 bit edition from? Please no PMs or "nudges" into downloading a pirated version of it, I don't do that.