A build similar to this was reccomended to me by one of the experts from a local computer store. I substituted the PSU and Case to the ones listed above for what I believe to be better performance. Could you super tomshardware experts take a look and see any glaring problems in the build? The part I'm most worried about is the motherboard but its really cheap so.. Thanks a lot in advance for all your help
* Due to chipset spec limitation, if you install AM3 CPU on this motherboard, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s); however, the frequency of AM3 CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.
So in summary even if $$ tight i would avoid these AM3 chipsets
a. HT Limitation when used with AM2+AM3 CPUs
b. Still stuck on PCIe gen 1.0/1.1...true AM2+/AM3 had migrated to PCIe gen 2.0 as of 2008
Hmm after searching online most sources state that PCIe gen 1 will not be much different than gen 2. Most sources also say that HT3.0 is the same as 1.0? So would there be a point in getting a newer motherboard or not I'm kinda confused o_O. Thanks in Advance
There is a recommended list of AMD chipsets here and elsewhere - due to inferiority of tech/hardware, possible non dual plane power phase design and handicapping AM2+/AM3 chips, these chipsets are never recommneded
No I'm not actually buying the parts on NewEgg just wanted to give you guys a quick link to the parts. I'm pretty much just wondering if the motherboard will do, and if the power supply is strong enough. Yeah I also need an OS but I'll probably buy it at the shop where I'm getting the parts