Hi everyone, im working on building a pc and would like some advice on a few things. This is my first pc build on my own and im making a gaming pc.
I would like to know what motherboard i should get for a gaming pc, and what to look for? I have read tons of articles here, and toms hardware is pretty helpful. I am still very confused tho.
I will probably be going with a AM3 Phenom II processor.
I would like to be able to Crossfire and used two radeon 5770s in the future if needed, so im not totally getting the 16x/4x crossfire that i see most of the boards im looking at having. Could you explain this to me?
I just really don't know what to look for in a motherboard, i have always used workstation pcs with gaming graphic cards in them.
Here is what I have bought so far:
500 GB Caviar Black Hard Drive
Asus Sata optical drive
CM Storm Sniper Case
XFX Radeon 5770 1GB Video Card
So I believe I am lacking:
Any advice for me is appreciated.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: purchasing parts now
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Watching Videos, Homework, Everyday Computing, Anything and Everything
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg, tigerdirect, amazon
PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD Parts
OVERCLOCKING: Probably not, but maybe in the future
The CPU should have a socket name (1156, AM3, etc.) and the motherboard should indicate what type of socket it supports in the specifications. Also if you want a good cheap CPU cooler to overclock look at this: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Univ...
It's one of the best coolers in it's range.