This my first post here so pls correct me if I get any forum netiquettes wrong.
Also my 1st time buying a mobo and I need some advice coz I'm really confused!!!
I already have a AMD 64 X2 4200+ processor. Also have Patriot PC2-6400 (800 MHz 2x1 GB) DDR2 RAM enhanced latency (5-5-5-12), 2.0 V. So these are my 1st main concerns wit regards 2 d mobo.
I've read thru quite a few post & reviews but still cant select a mobo while keeping costs low. Where I live, Intel is the main sway n AMD rather unknown so support n info for AMD is poor
I actually have a couple of boards in mind
Most of the boards have similar features so m looking for best price. If you know of a better board pls let me know. I'm a mid level gamer so am wondering whether I should get SLi or go in for 1xPCIe x16 2.0 slot. I use a CRT(max resol 1152x864) but will upgrade 2 a higher resl LCD monitor soon. Also I'm not quite clear bout how the RAM power requirements (2.0V) will affect the mobo choice. Lastly for 2 way Sli, what min capacity SMPS will I require?
I would dump the AMD and buy a Q6600, the processor you have is like $80 and slow.
If you already have to spend the cash on a new MB buy an Intel compatible MB as your memory will still be usable. The only downfall is that the Processor will be $200 more then you want to spend.
In light of getting a mobo that has single slot pcie 16x 2.0 plus all other standard features found this mobo:
Asus M3A http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=149&l3=592&l4...
Would appreciate your opinion or input on this...
I'm lil lost on whether my RAM will be compatable with the mobo
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