Gives me 2 PCIe slots for future crossfiring.
Can only OC with stock cooler.
Gives me no chance to crossfire, if I want to crossfire, I have to pay $450($150 for new mobo, $300 for new 5850)
Obviously, at this point, build #2 beats build #1 by a lot. But what I would like to do is have a computer that'll last a long time.
Not giving me the opportunity of xfiring is obviously a large con, as I want a gaming computer. I think the 955 is good enough for gaming. A 5770 would be enough for the games I play now, and then I could put in another 5770 for only $160 later to bring up to the level of a 5870.
That's just my opinion.
I would like your opinion.
When I build my future PC, just be aware that I won't upgrade for 2-4 years, and I don't have much money to upgrade either.
I guess I myself would like to buy build #1, but there might be something I might be missing, so I wanted yalls thoughts.