To cut back the cost of a budget gaming pc I'm building, I was thinking of getting a mobo with onboard video. This would cut the costs by about $150. The onboard video will be good enough for some low-end games such as Age of Empires 2 until I have the extra money for a 9600xt (then I can play Halo and other sweet games), right? This is the link to the mobo:
So will this mobo be good enough to play some games on until I can get a video card? Now that I'll be saving so much money, what kind of RAM would you suggest to take advantage of the dual-channel memory? I need at LEAST 512mb from what I've heard, so should I get 2 x 256? What speed will be supported by this mobo? I've also heard that I need to get high-end memory, so would mushkin be a good brand? Thanks guys.