I'm building a new PC and have decided on picking an Intel E8500 as my CPU of choice. However, I am having some trouble picking out the motherboard. I want to have a crossfire setup and am getting an AMD 4850 graphics card. I need a motherboard that supports my CPU and Crossfire setup, that also overclocks well. I am planning on keeping this setup for a good 2-3 years before upgrading, so I want to have a lot of options with my motherboard.
Any suggestions on which motherboard I should get?
Ok, I have changed some stuff. I am getting an ati 4870 instead of the 4850, but am still getting the intel e8500. I would like to OC my proc close to 4 Ghz and don't want to spend too much on this rig. My budget has to stay close to $1000. The card and proc are gonna run me $500, so I have around $500 more to get a hardrive, case, psu, ram, dvd drive, and mobo.. I don't want to spend that much but also don't want to skimp on a motherboard because it is really important overall.
Also, if I did not want crossfire, what are my choices for motherboards? Is the price difference worth it? And will I be able to pair up this card with the new 4870X2 card if I have a crossfire motherboard.