Originally Posted by Slaymate
It's your money to spend as you want, but your buying the Best AMD cpu, a GTX 480, Corsair PS, a very good kit of memory and then your skimping on the mobo. It's like buying the cheapest Kia and then spending more money on accessories than the car is worth.
Buy a good mobo, downgrade your other parts before you downgrade the "Main" Component. Everything plugs into the motherboard, it's the heart of your system. If you can't afford a better mobo then you should go with a X6 1055 or a ATI 5870 or skip the Blu-ray until you can buy a decent mobo.
And Arctic Silver 5 is one of the Worst Pastes you can buy in todays Modern World.
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Oh, I remember someone saying that Arctic Silver wasn't very good compared to newer ones... Must have forgotten to change that on the list...
And it's not money that's the problem, I'm having trouble finding motherboards that aren't that cheap. >.>
Is this one good?
It seems to have some really bad problems with the North Bridge. Gets really hot. Not as hot as the GTX 480 (:P), but it still sounds pretty hot.
It looks like this
is fairly good, but I'll have to check some more of the reviews. From the reviews it sounds good...