Looking for a good mobo for my very first build (budget gaming/Amd based).
I'm basically looking at Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
1. Do I really need x16 on both slots if I consider crossfire in the future? (I think I've read that it's barely noticeable)
2. Will this work with a 1600mhz kingston ram and 955 BE processor? (I think I read that I will have to tweak the voltage to 1.65?)
3. Any other good board that I should know about?
Hold till the 12th oct or so, official launch of bulldozer is possibly soon and would be a shame to buy a AM3+ board and put a black edition phenom II chip in it two weeks before the next gen 32nm CPUs come out which fit in the same socket.
Course the 12th oct is a rumour, still I would recommend you wait and see. If the Bulldozer chips dont appear then buy an i5 - its quite a bit better than the Phenom II.
Almost forgot about this thread heh.
Thanks for all the replies!
@nathanmmnm & iam2thecrowe:
Yeah, I'm going to wait a bit to see what bulldozer has to offer.
(When it does and truly comes out for sale!)
I'm also looking, as you said, at the i5-2500K as an alternative if anything.
Also thank you itzdanielp for answering all my questions!
I've been searching and I guess x8/x8 seems to be the way to go.
I've also found that I guess x4/x4 isn't that bad either (except on multi-display setups)
So I was able to find this cheaper Asus Mobo. http://www.excaliberpc.com/607535/asus-m5a99x-evo-amd-9...
"Course the 12th oct is a rumour" its not a rumor, its confirmed, but that doesnt mean you will be able to buy one 12 oct. It also doesnt mean they wont be delayed.....AGAIN.
Its a subjective question, from past experience I simply dont trust AMD release dates so IMO even official release dates should generally be regarded as "rumours" until proven otherwise - perhaps "official rumour" is a better way of disguising ones thinly veiled disrust