I'm leaning towards the Phenom 965 BE, XFX 5770, and 4 GB DDR3 1600 Ripjaws. I just need a mobo for it all. I can't see myself spending $175-200 on a mobo. I'm still a casual gamer, and don't plan to OC.
So I'd like the price range maybe $130 and under. If I "must" get something that expensive, something else is going to get downgraded. I'm not Trump.
that should be fine as well, i was just looking at motherboard that supported at least x8/x8 crossfire since i usually assume people think about adding another GPU (in your case 5770) to the computer eventually
Well I've been reading up on everything I plan to purchase. Seems that the 5850 would be better in the long run, casual gamer or not lol... I forgot about games like Mafia 2, Rage, Crysis 2. These mobo's listed still viable options?