Budget is $580, but I can burst up to $700. (Cannot use Amazon/NewEgg discounts.) I have already picked my graphics card, CPU, HD, monitor, RAM and PSU already, but need suggestions on a good motherboard for this build.
Case: NZXT M59 // $60
Hard Drive: WD Caviar Black 500GB // $68
Monitor: SAMSUNG E1920NW 19 // $133
DVD Burner: Pioneer 22X SATA DVD DVR-218VXL // $28
The other parts of the computer are already taking the lion's share of the money for the parts and I'm looking for a ~$90 motherboard that would be good for this build. I don't envision I need Crossfire, but having it is nice. eSATA is needed too.
I'm in South-East Asia for the time being. Might be moving back to Europe in a few years, but for now, I'm stuck here.
Isn't X3 440 only 4 cores? For the HD5770, that's how much they sell it here. I will step it up to a 4GB RAM in the future, but for now I will use 2GB to increase the amount of money I have left in the budget for the motherboard.
Are there any specific motherboards I could use for the build? Any particular good ones?
the x3 is 3 cores, and what do you mean only 4 cores? your cpu that you are planning to get has 4 cores.... the x3 445 is not a bad option, as for the hdd you are getting i would rather get a samsung spinpoint f3