Here is the board... My link
What do I not have yet?
I still need to purchase the following...
- i7 processor
- power supply
- graphics card
I am shopping around but I need some help finding good deals! I don't need a crazy, fancy case. Although, it should look decent.
My motherboard does not support an i7 processor past the 965 model. I have been considering getting the 940? What do you guys and gals think?
I'm looking to start with 8GB. RAM is RAM as far as I am concerned. Does anyone feel differently? Who is the best in your opinion and where are the sales going on right now?
Power Supply - the cheapest 550W-600W ps will do
!!!Graphics Card!!! - This is by far the area of most concern! This is a gaming rig and should be outfitted appropriately. I want something that is going to last, but it can't be too expensive. I'm telling myself that I'll go as high as $300 but I question my ability to justify that price no matter how good the card is. I only want 1 graphics card so I don't care if it's SLI or Crossfire compatible. I would like for the graphics card to have a wealth of ports. I want VGA, DVI and HDMI. I need at least one of each and 2 HDMI's would be preferable.
Please advise me on a good graphics card as I am indecisive.
This is the first MB I've bought in YEARS and it's the best by far so I want this rig to come out right.
NOTE: I understand that I could possibly support more current i7 processors by reflashing the BIOS? I do not understand how I would do this. Please advise.