I've been planning out a new PC I will soon start building. So far I have a 650 PSU from my old and barely used Dell XPS 600. I was thinking about getting a Sapphire (Vapor-X Maybe) Radeon 5870 1GB and a AMD Phenom II X4 965 125 watt CPU. Can't decide on a motherboard at all. Anyone know a good AMD chipset and crossfire motherboard with at least 2 x16 PCI-e Gen2.0 slots (Main focus)? Something certainly reliable.
So far the Gigabyte caught my eye. One thing though, I'm sorry I didn't mention, I'm trying to find a board with no integrated graphics. I just don't want to risk it buying a top video card and it not working on a board I just bought too! I also don't want the integrated card to maybe conflict with the new card and maybe hold it back somewhat, etc.
Other than that, those boards are basically what I was looking for
Actually, having the onboard is a nice safety net. If you ever run into problems, you can remove the discrete and test the rest of the system. And the onboard should not cause any performance or compatibility issues. It will just disable itself.