=773 with shipping
+45 dollars in mail in rebates cards
Now I am wondering if there is anyway to stay around 750 while upgrading to a 6870 card and keeping a motherboard brand that I have heard is reliable(Gigabyte and Asus). Thanks in advances for any answers or comments.
Hello, proximon is right the mother board has a newer features but it's not a crossfire board. So i did a little research. In the first meseage you found a deal: Processor: amd phenom ii x4 955 BE and a mobo for $235.
Well i found the same processor for $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and a way better mobo that has new features and also supports crossfire: MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... for $96
I think you should change the processor and mobo u showed for the ones i found, with the rest of the parts you showed it shall be a good build.
Well about the 6850 from sapphire you get Core Clock: 775MHz, and the asus is a bit overclocked to Core Clock: 790MHz. So yes for the same prize you get a BIT more performace. But for your advise 6850 is $200 and 6870 is $230, so if i would be you i would go for the 6870.
Also before you choose the best answer and close this thread tell us what system you decided to go for and why.. thanks