im building myself gaming pc for about 600$ and need to chose motherboard
will start with AMD PHENOM X2 550 3.1 GHZ
chosing ddr3 cause ddr2 could be hard to find later
gpu something like hd4850, later cf or equal nvidia ones and later sli
have no idea about OC so wont do that
probably ill buy this month
prices are close to, was too lazy to calculate exact price, taken from local shop
for cf i have option of these, dunno for sli, but since stock arent so great here, maybe some more popular ones, dont have preference for nvidia or ati, both ar +/- same for me
ASUS M4A77TD PRO
Socket AM3, DDRIII 1333MHz, PCIXPRESS ~120$
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO
Socket AM3, DDRIII 1333MHz, PCIXPRESS, Radeon HD4200 ~121$
Hi... Where are you from ? Are the latest ATI cards available in the stores near you ?
And as for the options that you have listed, only the XT supports proper x8x8 Crossfire where as the crossfire on the EVO is x16x4, where the 2nd card would be crippled due to the slower x4 speed. So I wouldnt suggest going with this board if you want to crossfire. As for the 770, it has only 1 PCIe x16 slot so Crossfire is not possible...
Some other options for Crossfire, check if this ASUS board is available - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3
im from Latvia
its possible to find a lot of parts here but but in most shops either youll have to wait, or youll pay +30% extra for part being in warehouse
same asus board is ~130$ in a few weeks or ~170$ in a few days
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 will be available in a few weeks, that suits me, so this would be better than giga GA-MA790XT-UD4P ?