Ok so I'm making my final choices before I get out my debit card. I'm all set on the memory, OS, CPU, PSU, and video card. My only concern is my motherboard choice.
I just realized that the biostar mobo is for only 1 PCI-E 2.0 x16 video card. So in terms of upgradable, would this be the better option (my first choice):
Newegg.com - MSI K9A2 Platinum AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
or is there a better option for true crossfire support with 2 x16 slots? I don't really think I'll need 4 different slots at any point, but the MSI mobo is only $150. It doesnt make sense to me that a board that offers so many more pci-e 2.0 x16 slots only cost $50 more than the biostar one.
Here are my needs once more for a motherboard:
-crossfire support (both at 16x)
-IDE and SATA 3.0mb/s support
Just wanted to know if there are any solid options other than the MSI since the BIOSTAR isn't xfire.
Oh and i picked out a drive for my OS. Small but it should be fine for now to at least keep vista running quick, along with a few of my most played games. Plus it's only $40 =P
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Blue WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives