After 3 years I am finally on my way to obtaining my Degree in computer systems (6 month internship left to do), and I've decided to take the plunge and build my own computer using my newfound knowledge lol. Below are my choices in components. Unfortunately I only keep an eye on CPU and GFX reviews so some of you may find my case, psu, ram and mobo choices a bit weird, so if anyone can help me by providing alternatives or help with these parts that would be great. The computer would be used for gaming and general stuff i.e. web browsing, watching movies etc (if you read my current computer specs you will notice that this is way overdue)
Note: the prices are in New Zealand dollars, i will have the total cost up in different currency's at the bottom for anyone that is interested lol. Thanks everyone
Nobody can answer that with 100% certainty. We don't make the board or bios. You have to ask the store which will probably say yes yes yes "it does amd and intel w/o plugging it in. yes ys yes.." ... What I'd do is look up the board's latest bios that supports 45nm & guesstimate how long a board could sit on the shelf.
Ive also emailed the company i am considering purchasing the components from asking what the revision number is for the motherboard. From researching forums and the Gigabyte website it appears that revision number 2.1 (latest revision) of the motherboard supports 45nm processors straight away... fingers crossed they know the revision number and it is 2.1