i want to build a new system and take a hand at overclocking. im looking at basing this system on the phenom 2 955BE, and i would like help in choosing other components. i am not a big gamer, so onboard video is probably fine, unless i can get something packaged (a MB and a good vid card) for the same price as a board with video on it. i was reading that gigabyte is probably going to be my best bet on overclocking. im going to do this on air for now, and will possibly go to liquid later. want to try and keep the price down also. give me advice, parts lists, opinions, anything. thanks for your help!
can you tell me what you have against gigabyte? i have read that they are readily set up for overclocking. and the dual bios. whats the bad thing about them?
if you were to recommend a motherboard with onboard video, like i said i will probably upgrade later like at tax time, what would you recommend then? im trying to build a mid range machine that i can upgrade on later. and im not so sure i NEED the ddr3 from what ive read either. then price and performance is about the same? but the boards they go into are a different story.