APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: whenever i figure out all parts i am going to use
BUDGET RANGE: no budget in mind but around $1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
CPU-Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor $199.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOTHERBOARD-ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard..$169.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HARDDRIVE-??? looking for around 500gb
CASE- COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if i should think about a different cooler master mid-tower let me know
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: either using my 58inch Samsung 1920x1080@60Hz or buying 24" Samsung 1920x1080 monitor still undecided
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: this is my first build and i am trying to put together a great gaming pc and all the help i can get would be great
The difference between that and the gigabyte listed above is that the latter will run USB 3.0/SATA 6gb/s at normal speeds if you decide to crossfire or sli with the addition of another card in the future. USB 3.0/SATA 6gb/s with a crossfire or sli setup will NOT limit the PCIEx16 bandwidth on the P7P55D-E Pro board.