I would get a full sized atx board if I was you, for space reasons and card heat reasons.
I would not recommend CoolerMaster Power Supplies, get a gold rated efficiency PSU from Antec or Corsair etc
Do you have a case, monitor, OS, peripherals etc?
I don't know enough about work station cards to have an opinion, but I am sure one one will.
zrobbb, thanks a ton for your inputs. In that case, I will go for a gold rated efficiency Corsair Power Supply.
Any suggestions for mobo?Case:
Master Storm Stryker ATX Full Tower Case(as recommended by burritobob)OS:
Yes, I have the a monitor (BenQ GW2450HM) and peripherals.