For a cpu, I choose the 740 BE with the arctic cooling cooler. I'm going to use Crossfire'd 5750's. With 800gb green caviar hard drive.
Now, I don't know what motherboard to use. I'd like to try to unlock the 4th core on the cpu, but if I can't, hopefully I would like to oc it to around 3.5GHz without voltage tweaks. I would also like the latest 800 series chipsets so I won't have to upgrade until 2011 Christmas My budget is capped at 150 for the motherboard, nothing over please!
Also, what ram do you recommend? I heard you need 'AMD approved' ram in order to oc it on certain boards or something. My budget cap for ram is 100$.
since the mini fan on the north bridge looks cute.. lol
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The board you linked to is fine. I would personally have selected a similar board from Asus, MSI or Gigabyte. With a BE CPU you can overclock with out affecting the ram speed but I have seen the AMD approved ram statement proved wrong many times.
alright thanks. Is there a guide to chipsets on the forum? I've seen it before and I can't find it now :s
Is there an msi board similar to this one at the same price? I really like them =)
EDIT: Will I be better off buying a 880g motherboard from a more reputable brand?