Right, going to buy the parts soon, so would like your verdict on it and if all will be compatible etc..
This is just a double check to make sure.
Res is 1680 x 1050, budget isnt much of a factor to me, though would rather not go over by to much where I am now.
And installing W7 RC 64bit. And planning to OC Cpu only.
Is there any MBs that you would recommend that support Crossfire and DDR3?
I looked at the MB you mentioned and apparently needs VRM heatsinks if you are planning to OC and trying to find heatsinks in NZ is a nightmare and the Asus MBs look alright but it seems a bit of -tive and +tive comments.
And reason for Crossfire is that I plan to keep this system for over a year so would like the option of crossfire.
There arent a huge range of AM3 boards available here yet
The ASUS M4A78T-E is a nice board and reasonably priced but its a 790 g which means you only get 8x/8x pci-e slots in crossfire mode
Same with the Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P
The only AM3 booards that available that have 16 x/ 16 x slots are
Asustek M4A79T-Deluxe AM3 790FX
The 8x slots would be limiting a 4890 so you'd want one of those boards if you went AM3 . How is the budget holding up?