PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Power supply, mouse, keyboard, case, monitor, soundcard, harddrive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
Country of origin: USA
PARTS PREFERENCES: I know im probably going to get the I7 920
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I just need advice on the fastest, most reliable motherboard that will fit my case
some of the reviews on popular motherboards complain about the lengths of the motherboards not fitting the cases.
I have an ATX case
Also, if I should get triple channel memory or dual channel memory kits and the brand etc that you would recommend, I wouldn't mind up to 8 gigs of ram
Also, I need advice on the best single slot video card, I doubt ill do sli or xfire
Last, I need a good second market cpu fan, I don't think the stock heatsink/fan will do
I highly suggest an i5-750 build if this is purely for gaming. You can see some benchmarks here which clearly show that the i5 is much better than the i7 in gaming. By going i5 route you can save some money and even upgrade some other parts. By the way, which PSU are you going to be using and is it new or used? You don't want to be using a cheap/old and worn out PSU because it could easily break down and fry your entire system with it. Just want to make sure that you don't get shafted by a poor PSU desicion. As for the motherboard in an i5 setup, you should check out this Tom's review as all of these motherboards are in your price range. Another great board for $190 is the ASUS P7P55D-E.
An i7-860, which is about the same price, would be faster than the i7-920.
i7-860 is socket LGA-1156, while i7-920 is socket 1366.
The advantage of socket 1366 is that hexacores will come out for it and not socket 1156.