Can this board do all that? If not then any recommendations? If yes are there any similar priced/cheaper boards that can do it better? Remember, AM3 support, Crossfire and Sound Card.
Ram: 4gb (2x2g) 1333 G skill - $60?($100?)
Is this good enough? Btw what's the difference between G Skill NQ and G Skill PI. PI is about $20 more expensive
Total = $1535 ($2350)
So yea. Would this build be better than a Phenom II x4 955 BE/DDR3 setup with only 1 4890 for gaming? It's about the same price at the moment. Or would I be better off going with the 955 and waiting a few months for the 4890 to drop to about $100-150 before I crossfire? How much of an increase will I get using a 955 over a 720? I don't mind using 1 card for a while, the 4890 is a pretty beast card even on its own. But if the difference is minimal then I'd rather buy everything while I have the money.
Btw, would this all fit in a CM Storm Scout or any other similar priced case? Remember, 2 4890s and an Auzen Forte. How will temperatures be on the GPUs in Crossfire? Can it be done on only air cooling? Will I need to get aftermarket GPU coolers? I don't really mind case noise as I'll have my headphones on most of the time.
Is 750W enough? Should I get the TX-850 or even more maybe?
Sorry for all the questions lol. It's my first build and my first time overclocking so I need all the advice I can get.
Ps. For everyone who is going to recommend an i7 build then please don't. Although an i7 is a BEAST, the AMD BE chips are so much easier to OC, so I'd much rather stick with them.
Just raising the multiplier will leave the ram clocks alone which makes life easy .
You have an awful lot of gfx power there . Have you considered buying a single 4890 and seeing if it gives you the frame rates you want . Apart from games like crysis [ which isnt good on any hardware really ] you will be fine .
I think that makes a system that will last longer because parts and upgrades will be around longer .
But if Aussie is anything like NZ then ddr3 is still way too expensive . 4 gig of decent DDR3 costs about $250 - 300 here