forget the baracuda, get the wd or thew samsung unless you plan some pretty extreme overclocks, get a cheaper quad i hope vista is x64 or ull be missing 5gb of ram u wont use 8gb, might i suggest 4gb in dc
Any thoughts on the motherboard? That is my chief concern.
Would I be better off with a slower CPU better motherboard? If so why?
Thanks for your help.
I recently build a computer for a friend with that motherboard. It is actually a pretty good motherboard. The onboard graphics is not bad and is HDCP. According to Newegg you are actually paying $20.00 for it not $10.00 although still definitely worth it.
I'd look at a mobo that supports am3 and crossfire like the gigabyte ud4p
i meant, a 720,810,920 would give you more room to spend on graphics, you might buy a cheaper quad and get a gtx275
I have this motherboard/processor setup and I can't get my GTX285 to work with it for the life of me.. and i've been researching it forever. Be careful if you go with this motherboard-