I'm building a PC and so far I have bought an ATI 5970, a CPU cooler (CoolerMaster v10) and I'm going to buy an i7-875k which I count on overclocking to 4ghz. Now what I'd need help for is choosing a motherboard that has these specifications:
-Crossfire compatibility with 2 16x lanes because I'm going to crossfire 2x 5970.
-supports 12gb ddr3 ram Minimum
-extremly easy to overclock i7-875k CPU with
I also would like to know what ram I should buy if im going to overclock the cpu to 4ghz (8GB RAM)
Budget for motherboard $300 max
Budget for memory: $220 max
thanks alot and correct me if im making any mistakes in my purchases.
I use this memory on my Asus board even though they are not on the Asus QVL list YET. The memory model number is new therefore it'll take them time to add it to the list, but it's very similar to TR3X6G1600C8D with lower latency. It's well within your budget, heck if you wait 'till end of Nov. I'm positive the price will drop down to $120, which will allow you to get 2 set. But be warn, some claim using 6 Dimm might not work with Intel chips. I would search more online if you're thinking of getting 2 sets. Otherwise 1 set should definitely work.
Also the cooler that you got should also be compatible with 1366 socket.