ahh my bad, didnt read the whole chipset description. yes you can sli with that mobo
what monitor resolution are you using out of curiosity.
i would recommend a power supply from corsair or seasonic instead, 700w will cut it though.
if you arent set on an amd chipset i would recommend going with a core i7. if you can wait about 4-5 weeks then you can see all the newer stuff being offered by intel and amd and make a better decision then.
@mianmars that build sounds great but its over my budget i have 1200 to spend total including tax and shipping that one is about $75 over my budget (i have 1200 exactly to spend and i'll be living off ramen for the next week or so to afford that )
poor college kid here trying to save some money
i would like to wait but i really can't i'm running on a computer right now from 02 thats been old and dying lol amd athlon xp 3000+ and ati 9550 it has trouble watching youtube videos.....had a xps but it died when my last house got struck by lightning so i really need to get something soon
If u cant even find another 15$ then i suggest to look for exact components at ebay, which will definitely be slightly cheaper. i bought most of my system components from ebay top sellers and didn't had any problems at all. now there is no reason to leave this build.
If you're on a budget, then AMD is the way to go. The hardware you have listed is fine, but if you're gaming at 1600x900, then SLI isn't necessary. SLI is intended for resolutions higher than 1920x1080, and you also have to consider CPU overhead, and while I like AMD, they're not the best choice for SLI, because it will bottleneck SLI. (Tom's System Builder Marathon rigs tackled this issue and showed that a 4GHz 6-core AMD with SLI GTX 470's was outperformed by a 4GHz 6-core Intel with SLI GTX 460's.)
Your best bet and easy way to save money is to can the SLI and go for a single GTX 470 or 6870, both which would be plenty sufficient for your resolution.