That board will support, that processor.
The board comes with on-board video, which wouldn't be sufficient for running the newer games.
It also has 3 PCI Express x16
slots, where your video cards will plug in.
If you run 2 cards, they'll run at x16, but if you decide to run 3, they'll only run at x8 each.
You would just disable the on-board video, and run off of your card/s.
With that processor, and board, you'll be able to run a maximum of 8 GB of DDR2 1066.
In order to make use of anything over 3.5 GB of RAM, you'll need to install a 64-bit Operating System.
For RAM, anything here would work:DDR2 1066 High Performance/Gaming 4GB(2x2GB)
These would populate 2, of the 4 available slots, giving you 4 GB.
If you want to go with the full 8 GB (the more RAM the better)
, buy 2 of whatever kit you decide on.
How much storage space (harddrives)
are you wanting.
I'd recommend 2 x 250 GB SATA drives, minimum.
I'm partial to Seagate
, but Western Digital
also makes some good drives.
For optical drives, either LG
, or Samsung
, makes good drives.
I'd get 2, but I believe in redundency.
The amount of power supply you'll need, will mostly depend on the type, and number of video cards, you decide on.
Since I'm not a gamer, I'll let some of those who are, give you some recommendations on those.
I can tell you the board supports SLI, so if you decide to run multiple cards in SLI mode, you'll need to go with nVidia cards.
A list of the games you want to play, would help them with their recommendations..
Edited by tg1911, 16 December 2008 - 12:03 AM.