I'm an Architecture student and my laptop simply doesn't suffice my needs anymore so I'm looking to build a new desktop. The problem is where I live computer parts are at least 20% more expensive than sites like newegg, so I'd like to spend as little as possible on the mobo but I still want it to be a decent desktop. I'm going with an intel i7-920 cpu and i'm open to any suggestions for the other parts.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within two weeks BUDGET RANGE: Around 1000$ the lesser the better
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Architectural 3d modeling and rendering in 3dstudio max, occasional gaming, internet surfing....
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers,dvd drives
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
Thanks in advance!