i have an asus crosshair republic of gamers nforce 590 sli motherboard with the am2 cpu socket and i want to get a quadcore for it and i was lookin at the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2 GHz but its an am3 socket. but ive heard it will go with an bios upgrade. can any one out there tell me if its true or PLEASE surgest a really good quadcore that would
As RobTheOrganGuru says, the Asus Crosshair click here supports a max of a Phenom X4 9950. BIOS version 1207 is required for this & many of the newer dual-cores. All the info/downloads are available in the link I posted.
My suggestions would be something like a X2 7750 AM2+ (check on eBay perhaps) & a Be Quiet 530W PSU click here. If you're not an eBay member, then you'll have to make do with one of the older gen AM2 CPUs click here. And don't forget DDR2 system RAM.
I wouldn't go for a AM3 / i5 upgrade as you'll need to buy a CPU + motherboard + DDR3 RAM + PSU(?), which can work out to be quite expensive. G
i want it for gaming mainly and thought that a quad would be better? Coz once ive built it would like it to be sorta "future proof" if you know wot i mean. As soon as get main componets i can concentrat on moddin the tower. Any surgestion on a cool full tower 2?
The Antec 1200 is good indeed, but make sure you have the room for it, as it's quite huge - dimensions at Antec click here.
My suggestion would be for a mid-sized case like a Xigmatek Midgard click here - great value too. If you're into brushed aluminium, then give something like a Lian Li PC-P50B click here some consideration.
You didn't say anything about system RAM, so did this come with the motherboard as well? G
all ive got at the min is the motherboard and gpus only so ive gota gt a cpu,ram etc Truth be told it will be my first gaming pc and really want to and £ permittin make a awsome rig. Im hopin to run it on a 50" led tv