Case: (PLEASE RECOMMEND ME ONE!) (DONT GET ME A ***** TRANSFORMER)
PSU: (PLEASE RECOMMEND ME ONE!) (WILL SLI SOON)
OS: Win 7 ULTIMATE vs Win 8.1 ULTIMATE
Monitor: (PLEASE RECOMMEND ME ONE!) (Under $270 Fast Referesh and Respons time)
Keyboard: (PLEASE RECOMMEND ME ONE!) (PREFERABLY MECHANICAL)
Mouse: (PLEASE RECOMMEND ME ONE!) (I use claw when gaming , palm when browsing)
CPU Cooler: Corsair h100i
-Gaming , a lot of Gaming
-Also a lot of web browsing
PS: IT ALSO NEEDS A NAME!
Hi. Here is three of them. The Motherboard has the latest chipset ( Z97 ) that just came out. You don't need a sound card. I am using a Micro$oft Sidewinder x4 keyboard and it works well for me when gaming. The Mouse is a matter of what feels good to you. I generally use a three button mouse as it suits me just fine. Others like 5 button ones and some have more than that and at least some of the buttons can be programmed for whatever you want. You do not need a sound card. The audio packages today are quite good. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/coastie65/saved/#savedbui...
I modded the bubbles build, put in a faster GPU, and included a keyboard. Also came in about $4 cheaper. I agree on the comment about mouse made above. I personally use a wireless trackball and have for years.
Nothing wrong with Intel Asrock boards. I own the P67 extreme4 and the z77 extreme4, both of which were given good reviews by THG. I have had the P67 about 3yrs and the z77 for about 2. The z87 extreme4 was a THG smart buy. I see no reason that the Z97 version isn't going to also be a good board for the $$$.
For the money it is a very good Board. It is made by ASUS. They were ASUS's boards for the Mass production PC market at one time, but then decided to start build boards for enthusiasts. I have heard of no complaints with those boards.