Hi all, I'm getting ready to build a new rig and I'd like any and all input on the best AM2 Motherboard, memory, cpu combo.
I've all but decided to go with the following:
MoBo: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless Edition
RaM: Corsair XMS2 Xtreme w/Heat Spreader 2GB kit (1GBx2)
CPU: AMD am2 X2 +4600
the cpu ismn't really all that important for me right now as I plan to upgrade that in a few months.
The main focus for me is the motherboard and memory combo.
The rig will be used for gaming (FEAR, PREY, NFS:Carbon, R6: Vegas etc), encoding video, 3ds Max, Graphic/Web Design (Flash, Dreamweaver, photoshop etc)
This will be my first dive into the am2 platform as well as ddr2.
I'm not doing to much 3ds Max redering these days so that's not a big factor. However gaming is, and I'll eventually be getting more ram. I have 4 dimms of OCZ EB DDR PC-4000 1024MB Platinum Edition of which I'll probly sell 2 to get more ddr2 for the new rig since i only use 2gb in my current rig i've got 2 512mb of value ram cosair of corse and a dimm 1024GB of the same value ram that i'll probly let go too.
Yes, i'll be overclocking the system but not to drastically not at first anyway since I'll be working with an air cooling solution. Eventually i'll ugrade my cooling system so that I can do some better overclocking in the rig.
So there it is in a uhh rather large nut shell thanks in advance to all who contribute to this decision making process.
HEY Kenc51 u out there? I need'ya again buddy