I'm mainly looking for some criticisms, especially related to the motherboard. It's a fairly inexpensive mobo, but got some great reviews. It looks simple enough for what I want (i probably will never go for 2x graphics cards). Also, if anyone has some feedback for the power supply, that'd be great. I've read a bunch of reviews and I realize just how important a good PSU is, and It seems like the Cooler Masters are the best all around PSU. It's 450W, but I think that should be enough.. I don't plan on having alot of drives, but the x1900xt may require more...?
Thanks in advance for any input, hoping to get this all ordered within the next week or two!
I don't personally like the Asus boards. I owned one before this rig, and owned the A8N SLI Premium. I didn't like it, I had nothing but problems getting the Ethernet ports to work reliably. The Asus board I had before was the P4P800SE deluxe. It crapped out on me.
I now own the Epox 9NPA+ Ultra, No SLI(which I don't use), but pretty much every other perk you can think of! It's great and Not too expensive.
I haven't had any problems. I always make sure to update the bios as soon as I get the board so that I don't encounter issues like this. It's probably a bios issue. I've never had ANY problems with this board.
going over that article I think I probably would make the switch from asus to epox .. little side question though, i'm not a tech idiot but I've never flashed a bios before (never had to) .. is this a pretty simple process w/ the epox?