I have no idea what i should be looking at as far as a mobo, so help me please!
The monitor would double as a tv for movies and my ps3, and it looked like a really good deal. If someone has a better idea or a really good reason not to get that one, let me know.
One of my main concerns is future proofing the pc. As far as i can tell the next 6 months are going to be big, with i5's and the dx11 cards coming out. So i would like to keep the option of upgrades open. Someone was telling me something about pins, that it should look like 2x6+2 or something. Im not really sure, so if you can figure out what im talking about and explain it, that would be super. Tell me what you guys think
Core i7s will still be the high end Intel family, core i5 is going into the mainstream space. i7 will still be where you want to be, though the price points may change slightly once i5s are available. For a true gaming rig, you're going to be pushing the top end of your budget. 1st recommendation is to get 6 GB of low latency RAM, 3 is ok, but you'll be wishing for more. Better to get at least 6 all at once.
Don't use a WD green drive as your primary drive, it's not fast enough. They're great for secondary storage, but not as your primary C: drive. Get a 500 GB Caviar Black. If your budget can handle it, a HD 4890 is a good video card to choose. If it pushes you over, the 4870 is a good value.
If you don't want to do crossfire or do a lot of overclocking, you could probably save a little money by going with a corsair 650 watt PSU. Otherwise, stick with the 750 as you selected.
You could also drop down to this PSU if crossfire is unlikely to save some money. The 2x6+2 is referring to the PSU. You would need 2 6pin connectors to power 1 4870, and 4 for 2 4870s. This PSU has 2, the one you chose has 4, which is why I stated that it depends on whether you think you will Crossfire or not.
Thanks for the quick replies. And i can go over budget if there is going to be a big difference in performance. But i feel like with the current set up there wont be anything that i wont be able to play on fairly high settings.
That mobo will be able to support everything that will be coming out in the future?
Oops, just noticed that you said the purchase date is within the next 2 months... In that case, I would wait for Core i5/DX11/Windows 7 to come out... But if you're thinking about purchasing now, yes that Mobo supports Crossfire, however it uses a different socket than the upcoming i5s so it's only somewhat future proof.