Greetings I'm building a higher end gaming computer I have enough knowledge I could probably put this thing together and make it function well enough, but I need advice on the hardware I've purhcased so far. As of now I have an XFX 790i Ultra Mobo, 2 - XFX 8800GT (alpha dog edition), Q6700 CPU. From what I've been reading I've heard a lot of grief come from this motherboard but unfortunately I dont fully understand what is meant. Which brings me to my next question, where can I find a good source for information varrying from common computer hardware knowledge to systems integration, modding, etc... Basically I'm looking to learn as much as I can about everything there is to know about building truly compatible, reliable, efficient gaming machines.
I should also mention that with regards to the current project I'm looking at Corsair ddr3 dominator memory (2x1gb) [2qty]. My last question is about a memory mapping issue with the 790i mobo I'm told that this mobo/chipset has difficulty using all 4 dimms, this was from a technician at CanadaComputers but I cant find any reading material to beack it up, despite the fact he showed me a url at the store proving his point :S
ADVICE ON ANY ONE OF MY QUESTIONS IS IMMENSLY APPRECIATED!!!!
Thanks for the input I kinda figured it was a bad idea to buy before I really know what I'm looking for, but its okay cuz money is not really a problem I'm likely gonna sell this rig to someone I know for a lil extra and make something else for me.
I'm thinking about starting over with a striker II extreme but in everyones opinion what is the VERY BEST OF THE BEST hardware to date in terms of compatibility oc'ing and power? (Assuming money is no object)