Putting together an AMD build for gaming without breaking the bank. I've decided on the AMD Phenom II x4 960t, which I hear can be unlocked to 6 cores with certain mobos and would like to OC to get as much out of it as possible. So, my question is what mobo do you advise I get? I'm really not sure what is usually advised given that, up until now, I had planned on an intel build (though I was no doubt planning beyond my financial means).
I'm also completely stuck on the case, I would like to know which you guys think has the best space for upgrades/future builds, cable management and cooling for under £70-80. Preferably something not too noisy as well. Is the Corsair Carbide 400R good in these regards?
I was planning on getting the 6950 but I'm wondering whether I should just get the 68XX alternative since I'm paying near double for the 6950 and want to keep cost down. It seems this is viable, afterall there are plenty of slightly older games I want to play and the 68XX seem to be able to run new games on high settings if not max. If I did should I go for 6850/6870? At the moment I'm swaying towards the 6850 because I've heard it can be overclocked to outperform the 70.
Sorry for being cheeky and adding more, any help is once again appreciated.