It is quite possible from a recent e-mail, following a major complaint that the company concerned below has stated for me, to pick any motherboard they have in stock, following a huge saga and complete nightmare.
First thing off.. My PC Case is a small Mini Tower so the Mobo size has to be an M-ATX.
I had a 775 CPU, but as they stated (Quote "I can pick a Mobo out of their complete product range"), so I am going to try to treat this as a golden blank cheque and get the best opportunity!
The only 'IMPORTANT ' thing is that products have to be in stock on their website!
I have an Good Power Supply Unit 850w 80+, Good PC casement, and a Good 1TB sata drive, that can still be used/salvageable.
I have already purchased 8GB DDR3 Ram of e-Bay, btw.
Right to my request for help, if you Guru's/Experts on this site suggest a better set-up of the three, please say....
But, if you give the thumbs up for the Mobo and CPU suggested, please can the Guru's/Experts... provide me with the cooler to ask from them (Please, remember it has to be in stock/show in stock AND height must be under 14cm).
Thank you in advance to members reading this post and providing me with their suggestions.
My vote will always be for the Corsair H100i over any air cooler. I know you mentioned you are not keen on liquid cooling, but you will be hard-pressed to find a better, cleaner, and quieter cooling solution under $100.
Only question is, do you have room in your case for a 240mm radiator?
If not and you're not an overclocking nut, the H80i by Corsair is just as excellent in a space saving system.