21.5 Inch Acer 1080p monitor
XFX Radeon 5770 1GB
500 GB Caviar Black SATA Hard Drive
CM Storm Sniper Black Edition Case
Asus DVD-RW Drive
Pretty much set on the power supply and cpu, unless i can save some bucks on the power supply, but i dont wanna cut a corner if i decide to over clock down the road.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDZ955FBGMBOX
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
These two mother boards look similiar but which is better? Say for overclocking and everything that i would need? Are these good brand motherboards or? I am probably going to crossfire two 5770s down the road.
ASRock 880G EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
These sound the same so im a lil confused here.
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM
Also will the cpu come with a cooler and heat sinks and will those be sufficient for stock speeds and some overclocking?
Ah ok they look pretty darn good,
a few questions tho, what is Esata port for? I noticed the 870 only has one?
I just wanted to make sure down the road if i want to add say another dvd-rw and hard drive everything will work, like expandability? Also will 650watt support that?
Also the audio differences, will that make it bad quality etc?
External SATA hard drive.
The audio differences are minor; you probably couldn't tell them apart in most cases. All support 7.1 channel speakers and support HD Audio/Blu-Ray content. The 880G/890G are a little more geared to high end HTPC.
I thought chipset had something to do with video cards, but now since i read the comparison im thinking they mean traits of the motherboard all together and not a speed thing. So im going to probably grab that 870 its affordable and pretty beast lol.
Definitely compatible, including the stuff you already own.
You asked about a little overclocking earlier and about the stock AMD CPU cooler. There is a CPU in the retail package and it would be OK for light overclocking.
An aftermarket CPU cooler is a good option if you want to go a little futher in ramping up the CPU speed.