Either one of those boards are good, go with the cheaper, you won't regret getting any one of those.Everything looks good, except for the motherboard and case :
1. Make sure your HD4870 x2 will actually fit in the case (case came out in 2005... looks smallish)
2. Maybe Biostar I45 or Asus P5Q-E over the P5Q-Pro...
My .02 :biggrin:
I understand that but why not go with something like the TJ04? Its a great little case with a side window?He likes the look of it. I just encouraged him to make his own choice of cases. I know what I like, but for a first build, looks matter more to the builder. After you've banged your knuckles a few times and cut holes to hide wires, your priorities seem to change. If only the 690 came with a side window.