I'm in the process of building my first PC. I have most of the components picked out, but I'm lost when it comes to motherboards. Here's what I'm looking at:MSI X58 Pro-E
What I want is a mobo thats compatible with all of my components, reliable, and still relevant in the future when i want to upgrade. Right now i can only afford one video card, but will add a second within a year, add more ram, and upgrade the CPU when there is a price drop on the high end i7 series (or maybe i9 series). Is this the right motherboard? Any suggestions on a different one?
Here is what I'm looking at for the build:
CD DRIVE (2x):SONY Optiarc
HDD: Western Digital 1TB SATA
Video Card:XFX Radeon HD 5770
Sound Card:Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
Power Supply: KINGWIN Mach 1 700W
This is my first build, so I want a OC friendly mobo. The board i picked out seems like its a bit overkill for what I'm setting up currently, but will it be good for when I start upgrading? I don't want to have to re-buy another one. I'm looking to spend under $200 if you can think of a better option.
Oh, I know this is the wrong board for build questions, but if you see something wrong with the components i picked out, feel free to comment...
Thanks, the Gigabyte board sounds like a better solution. The ASRock board looks nice, but there were alot of DOA reviews for it. I want to build a mid-high end computer for gaming and multimedia, but i cant really afford to get a better video card yet. I was probably going to get another 5770 and run Crossfire, or a top end card when they come down in price a bit. How big is the difference between DDR3 1333 and DDR3 1600? I was planning on overclocking the system a bit anyways.