as a first time builder i have troubles deciding what case will fit these considering my gfx card is huge, and what psu will fit the case and also fit my mobo. case with many fans to increase air flow or with many fans attachable ( also need a CD-ROM)
p.c. use mainly gaming
my budget is around 700-1000
forgot to mention i already have 4 GB DDR3 1333
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Assuming you're just trying to build a new tower and that you don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc... with a budget of $700-1000 you could build a faster system.... heres how I would do it.
Absolutely, I've got an X3 720 BE in a secondary system that my GF uses for gaming, it runs great. Even in cases where a program is only coded to use 2 cores it helps because the OS can run all its background stuff on the 3rd core. With mine I just set the mulitplier to 16 up from 14 and it runs at 3.2GHz without a hitch, I would highly recommend that processor to anyone on a budget.
Personally, I'd stay away from ECS boards. I used a couple several years back & the quality was dogsh**t. Had to disable almost all of the onboard stuff (Serial, parallel, etc.) just to get rid of the IRQ conflicts. Battery also died in both boards within 3 weeks.