Samsung B2430H (24 inch LCD)
Ati Sapphire HD5850
AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition AM3 3.4Ghz 8Mb Cache 45nm
CORSAIR 4 GB (2*2GB) KIT Dominator DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Ram
WD 3.5" 1Tb Caviar Black SATA 3.0 64MB Cache 7200Rpm Harddisk
BUDGET: Around 140-160$
I like the designs of Asus, so preferably Asus or Gigabyte. So far I've found this:
ASUS M4A77TD PRO/U3S6 AMD AM3+ DDR3 1800MHz(O/C)Sata3.0 USB3.0
If you guys can advice me other models I'd appriciate. I'd like to get other opinions. The mobo must have ddr3 and sata 3.0 support with 1600mhz support for rams. I'm just getting one GPU at the moment but maybe I'll go for crossfire in the future but that seems unlikely for at least 6 months.
Only the most expensive boards really have USB 3 and SATA 3. There is some boards out there for less with them, but they only can do it by using some of the PCIe lanes which means that you'd be ok with one video card @8x lanes and if you use 2 cards it will disable the USB 3 and SATA 3 functions. So you gotta be careful about that. They don't usually list it in the specs like at Newegg but I've read it in reviews.