Thanks for the suggestions! It seems like these motherboards only have 1 PCIE 2.0 slot though, which doesn't give me the choice to use Crossfire/SLI in the future. However, after thinking about it more, I realize that I only plan to use one monitor and that the games I want to play doesn't even support Crossifre/SLI. So my question is if it is worth having the Crossfire/SLI option open to me for the future, or if it's just more trouble than it is worth?
hey quick, i like the build recon linked, its a little above your range but like he said, it'll be the best bang for the buck.
you can remove the hdd from the pricing which will bring it down 74 dollars.
but then again, if you're using an old hdd, that'll be more of the bottle neck then anything else.