Ok, here’s the deal. I am a semi-noob. I have built 2 other machines (Asus KM7 and an ECS pos) and have modded 2 Dells (2350 & 4400). I have a decent gaming rig now (Dell XPS) but would really like to build a machine. I plan on collecting the parts for a few months as I am somewhat cheap and always on the hunt for top end components @ mid-range prices. My requirements below.
Socket 939 AMD 64, 64x2 compatible
Somewhat idiot proof overclocking ability
SATA w/ Raid controller
Decent amount of USB headers
As I said I am somewhat new to all this, I have been doing a lot of reading about computer building and tweaking but I know that reading about, and doing it are entirely different things. I would just like a good base Mobo that I can learn, build on and expand for at least the next 2 years. I know that’s a lot to ask the way technology is flying these days. From what I have read I like the Asus A8N, DFI LANPARTY and the Abit Fatal1ty AN8 is just plain sexy but may be a little tricky for me. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.