I am in the process of upgrading my PC. I bought a new Phenom II X4 965 BE CPU, a corsair TX650 PSU and a MSI R6870 Hawk GPU. I now need a new DDR3 mobo and RAM. I will look to play games such as MW3, Crysis 1, Crysis warhead and Crysis 2 and BBC3. However Im not interested in having the cream of the crop, high mid range would do.
I want a mid range mobo in or around £50 - £80 which supports crossfire. Im not really interested in overclocking but I would like a board which will be relevant for a few years (usually upgrade every 3 years). I also want to buy 8GB of DDR3 ram. I am looking at the following:
I dont know a huge amount about PCIE slots but I take it the second slot on the mobo I posted runs at X4 which is a much slower speed right? I guess thats only gonna be a problem if I ever want to run crossfire.
Other than the crossfire issue can you see any problems?