I need some help, I am refurbishing an old computer which was an ASUS A8N5X with a AMD ATHLON 64 X2 3800+ DUAL CORE s939 and a EVGA 6800-GT 256MB PCI-EX w/dual DVI & TVO video card. I am building a separate fairly good game system so I don't need this to be an A+, I'd settle for a solid B, it will be for work with some low end gaming, I'll save the extreme for the other PC.
But...I want to re-use the 6800 GT card ao I will need a new MOB and CPU. For the CPU I am planning on the AMD Phenom 9850 2.5GHz because for $140 ya just can't beat the price/performance part. My dilema though is what chipset will compliment the 6800. I am partial to ASUS but don't know diddly about the various chipsets...picking the other features and functions is a cost vs. feature vs. future proof consideration but video has me stumped.
My question is less about the MOB and more about what on board video components will improve mu 6800 rather than impede its performance.
Any help appreciated!
BTW, this is my new gaming computer :-)
ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AM
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core
SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2