Motherboard/CPU Selection Intel Core ixxx Series

Hello everyone, this is not my first build but I am not incredibly experienced. I am looking for a motherboard to upgrade my computer from Intel Core 2 Duo to one of the new Intel Core i series. I have listed some info below. If I miss anything pelase let me know.


BUDGET RANGE: 500 - 600

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (COD WaW and MW2, FSX, and WOW); Large Downloads; Ripping HD movies and music;

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Everything but motherboard memory and processor. Currently have two nVidia GeForce 9800gt 1024Mb and 750 watt power supply.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: preferred but willing to go with someone else.


PARTS PREFERENCES: looking into geting the new i series processors but dont know what would be good for my usage and not go to overboard. I prefer ASUS motherboard ut am will to go with something else with good reviews.

OVERCLOCKING: No, dont know how.
CROSSFIRE: need to go with SLI because I already have the Video Cards

MONITOR RESOLUTION: running two samsung P2050 20" monitors 1600x900 DVI.
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    Intel Core i5 750...
    ASUS P7P55D-E Pro...
    G.SKILL RIPJAWS 4GB (2X2GB) DDR3 1600... (I went with Newegg for the memory as they have better prices and performance levels for your RAM)
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  3. looks good, thanks for the reply.
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