Hello, I plan to build a new PC, used mostly for gaming. It needs to be very overclockable. I plan to oc as far as the components can take. There should also be room for upgrades. At least 1TB storage, for downloads. SLI/Crossfire not important. Should last at least 3 years, ideally 5 years. Budget = $1300. It can be a little over budget, but not too much.
I looked up the Abit motherboard, and there seems to be a lot of bad reviews of it concerning bad, unstable bios being released by Abit. Are they just whinning? How much of a problem is it? I haven't a clue about the brands nowdays. Last computer I built was more than 5 years ago, dealing with chipmakers like VIA and SIS.
And I'd perfer either Kentsfield or Yorkfield quads, unless there's a reason against getting them.