Hello, I am building a computer for my sister's birthday. She doesn't do any heavy gaming (Crysis, COD4 etc. although there is still some gaming, like mmorpgs), but I would like to build her a computer that will last her for a long time (5+ years or so).
A few things u should know about SATA/USB 3.0 tech and mobos as shown by our very own forums here
USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, Motherboards, And Overcoming Bottleneckshttp://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,2583.html
Also note that LGA 1156 shall be usurped by LGA 1155 as soon as end of this year/possible Q1 next year if u intending to sink a wee bit on chip + board FYI...http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/04/21/intel-sandy-bridge-details-of-the-next-gen/