I'm looking for some recommendations for a cheap motherboard and cpu combination to use with my three 5870's. AMD or intel is fine. I would also be open to suggestions for a two card setup as I may get another card and run two seperate mining computers.
As things are I'm hoping to move the three cards I have out of my main computer and into one or two dedicated mining rigs. I could just do with a bit of advice on what is the minimum i need cpu wise to power three cards and what would be a good motherboard to go with it. I can manage sorting out the rest of the stuff like power supply and memory etc.
I have a spare i7 920, asus P6X58D Premium motherboard and 6gb of corsair dominator sat to one side after recently upgrading my main everyday use rig. I figured by selling all of this I should be able to purchase a CPU, motherboard, memory, PSU and maybe a hard drive second hand to fit my requirements. This would leave me with a small amount of cash to spend on a case, some fans and any other little bits I might need.
I could make a rig out of the i7 bits I have but would need to spend more money this way to get it up and running. And would probably be over kill for what I need.