I am not trying to cure cancer or anything, but hey, its 279.99 after mail in rebates! idk what do you think? Also it has to fit a network card, sound card, and a TV tuner (I might go USB with that though) and another graphics card.... so I am afraid that there are no soundcards / network cards that will fit PCI-E 2.0 slots ... does anyone know if they will?
I worry about the soundcard, network card, and possibly a tv tuner card, may not fit into the PCI-E 2.0 slot becasue alot of them say PCI-E x1 in their description.. does that mean they will still fit in there even thought there will be alot of the 2.0 slot unused?
I just need them to work on this Mobo I have listed
I have been doing some reading on this site and it does seem that a PCI-E x1 card would fit and work right in a x1, x4, x8 or x16 slot.
For starters I will give you some pointers on the RAM as you have no idea on this. You have a i7930, so you need to get triple channel memory (i.e. 3 x 1GB, 3 x 2GB, 6 x 1GB etc.). So with that in mind I would suggest the following:
This has low latency, for good performance, and the voltage is low at 1.5 which will allow you to do better over clocking. You don't need faster than 1600 RAM as 2000 doesn't have any noticeable increase in performance, but a heftier price tag.
As for the mobo, I know you have it in red, but I'm not sure about EVGA boards, but by the look of it, it has lower specs than this ASUS (who are a great mobo brand)
This ASUS has 6GB SATA, USB 3 and everything else seems the same at quick glance, apart from it having 4-way SLI instead of 3. The EVGA is over TWICE the price (Am I missing anything else special about it that makes it so expensive?).
GPU advice would be to go ro the 460 over the 465, and to get the 460 1GB version. As for which 460, there is an article on the front page of this site comparing a whole heap of 1GB 460's, read through that to see which will meet your needs best.
This seems to be the most recommended hard drive around here: