Hi everyone, this is my first post ever! I have picked out some components for a new computer, but I am left with the hard choice of a motherboard. My budget after shipping/tax is ~1500.00 USD. I would really like for it to be at most 1500!
I guess I can include this as well--I am trying to make a "5 year PC"..where yes, it will last me 5 years without me having to upgrade anything... I want it to at least be "good enough" for that amount of time, and then I can get another PC..What does everyone think about that? More importantly, let's get to my real question--The motherboard.
Here is what I have so far in my cart..
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B - OEM
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
OK--Whew. That leaves $223 for a motherboard. Help me? What does everyone recommend? I have been so torn..I hear good things about different companies, and then I hear bad things about those same companies...Please use newegg.com to help me look for a LGA 1366 Intel Motherboard! ~$223 is my budget, I really do not want to go over. Last but not least, you should all know that I am a graphic design student, so I will be using Adobe Creative Suite 4 during my schooling. I may do some 3d animation, but my best guess would be that its mostly going to be Graphic Design oriented. Thanks!!
Hi, thanks so much for the recommendations on the case--the Antec 300 only gives me 10 more dollars--Since the one I selected has been bought by a friend I like it..it has enough fans etc and its only 109, compared to 99 dollar antec 300
Thanks and please keep the opinions on the MOBO for my system coming!
PS-newegg is currently out of the rampage II gene =X
#1) I am ordering this PC on December 28, 2009! Help me please!!
#2) I want to use newegg.com
#3) I won't be bothering with overclocking etc...I am not that knowledgeable and I don't trust myself to mess around with all that stuff. As far as Crossfire/SLI..I don't mind if it is included--Forgive me I am a newb..If that means using more than 1 graphics card--I am only buying one graphics card and I am not sure if I will ever use 2 at once..Maybe, but for now I don't know..So I don't mind if it is included if that is what Crossfire/SLI means..
Here is the setup I have right now...Please make any recommendations regarding the motherboard! I can go up to $1500 USD! I want the best motherboard I can get while staying in the $1500 limit. I have been pretty much decided on every other part. For now you will see an ASRock X58 Extreme mobo, but I am looking for suggestions on the best I can get according to my budget and other parts that I have selected. (That means I have $223 USD for the motherboard) Thanks so much for anyone that helps! (Click to zoom.)