this isn't the first time I've built a system but it is the first time I've gone through and selected all the components myself. I've probably spent a good few weeks reading as many articles as I can, especially on this site, and the forums.
I thought I had figured out what I wanted but as I read more I become unsure sometimes. My original thought for my motherboard was to go with:
After rebates the evga board and corsair ram are cheaper.
For usage, I mostly game (although I'm not the type to require fastest frame rate possible on the highest resolution). I wouldn't mind trying to overclock with this build, and I will be using crossfire in the future.