Like I said scot, its just a suggestion for a decent rig under 500. And asus mobo's are not bad, granted their BIOS's need some work but hands down some of the best out on the market. So at that point it comes down to PERSONAL PREFERANCE. Personally I love the asus mobo I have, works like a charm. [bleep], my rig from the time I hit the power button until desktop is <30 seconds. I wanna see other systems do that. And the other parts I picked namely the case was a BUDGET case with a psu and other stuff.
And BTW that mobo for the price had some of the best features out on the market, and its ATi crossfire capable.
Back to the matter at hand, heres that video card link http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102688
Heres some memory http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145449
At any rate it would seem that Asus has been hit or miss lately with their motherboards, some people have no problems at all some have nothing but. I have read reviews on other mobo's (abit,msi,etc) and it would seem they ALL have some sort of issue. And then again you dont know who the person writing the review is, or whether it was damaged during shipping or assembly ( i.e. static discharge, dropping it). But all in all it would still be a ROCK SOLID rig for anything youd want, and it would leave TONS of room for upgrades. And no matter what anyone says SLI and crossfire is worth it to me, for the simple matter of I can get 2 midgrade video cards link em up and have the same if not better performance than if I bought 1 highend card for more than double of what the 2 midgrade cards would cost.
Edited by p-zero, 19 April 2006 - 10:11 AM.