Hello all! It's time for a small, modest upgrade. My rig from 2004 is finally given up the ghost. Question is this, I am going to be going with an AMD X3 435 chip, and looking to pair it with a board. To keep it slightly future proof I want to do a 2 x PCI Express 16x slot motherboard, but have fallen behind in tech times a bit and don't know if it's worth paying more for a board that has 2x x16 slots, or if a x16 + x8 slot is sufficient for throwing in a matching video card in the future. Asus or Gigabyte are my preferred brands, having had to replace my current MSI board three times in the last 5 years has left me a bit...bitter.
Asus I was looking at..
Newegg.com - ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard