Hello, I'm trying to see what you all think of all these parts I'm getting ready to order for my first time build. Are these all compatible with each other? I don't want to go over $1400. I am also trying to keep the red and black color theme and a fully modular PSU. Any recommendations? Thanks.
The difference between a maximus and a standard Z97 (which is aimed at haswell refresh chips not out yet by the way) is about 100 mghrtz o/clock. The maximus can support 2 X £1000 graphics cards in every concievable option for clocking.
Are you likely to need that sort of gaming wallop? I doubt it. You can trim a 100 off the motherboard budget without shame.
You have any recommendations for a good board? I'm not planning on doing SLI in the near future or anything and OC wise it will come but it's not going to be major OC or anything.