APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3-5 day BUDGET RANGE: ~ $750 After Rebates
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: HTPC, reintroduction into desktop gaming, general use (web/simple photo editing)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: HDD, Optical Drives, keyboard/mouse, monitor (will be using 19" LCD AND connecting to 61" DLP through HDMI)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: None, am familiar with Newegg/TigerDirect so that is what I have used
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like this system to last a few years (previous system is over 5 years old) so a little overkill is ok if it allows the system to grow. I chose some of the components b/c of Direct x 11 and USB 3.0, I don't know if these are big deals, just trying to think ahead. I will be using this computer as a media center connected to an HDTV and as a desktop system on a standard monitor depending on what I am doing (have 19" might go bigger ~ 23"). I also have a few SATA HDDs (4 or 5) laying around that I am going to plug in so I need connections for these.
well... my first thought is that your motherboard is incompatible with your processor.
for an i5 you need a socket 1156. also if you want it to last that long i'd go for a motherboard that will do crossfire, so you can add another down the road and extend it's life span.