hi guys..i'm planning to built my own rig and its like my first rig.so i like to ask u guys who has a very wide knowledge some questions.niwae the rig specs is as stated below:
cpu:AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+
video card: POWER COLOR Radeon X1950Pro 256MB DDR3
so the questions is:
what motherboard chipset is the best and suitable for the cpu and the video card?
is CRUCIAL BallistiX 1GB (PC2-6400/CL4) 800MHz DDR2-800 perfect for the cpu,video card and *chipset*?or should i use other memory card?if i shouldn't use this memory card cud u guys recommend me other models?
niwae,i'm looking for a motherboard that has firewire,usb 2.0 ports,lan.what brand and model is the best and not that expensive.
so once i know what to get for the memory and motherboard.i need to know what amount of watts(psu)for my rig?aniwae,does it matter how many watts i use?
niwae,guys i hope i could get some answers and recommendations soon.opinions will also be consider and i'm very sorry if my question sounds stupid but i'm just a beginner in diy comp.thanks
p.s im building a rig that able to support 3d max,photoshop,premiere pro smoothly.i'm not going to use it for overclocking and pls forgive my poor english
xfire or crossfire, is just like nVidia's SLI, or, it is two graphics cards placed on a single motherboard. Very few people use a crossfire/sli configuration and it isn't very cost effective because of the inefficiency of their overall processing power. x1950 pro's are capable of crossfire using two standard pro cards with a separate dongle.
As far as psu's are concerned, you should be looking at psu's that provide 30 amps on the 12v rail. I have a card similar to yours and if it doesn't get enough amps, it has problems. Most psu's that have 30 or more amps are in the 500 watt and above range, use that as a guideline.
My motherboard is similar to the first that pojomofo lists, though it's a bit more expensive, and it's a great mobo. Here's a link: