I need some advice on getting a new motherboard, cpu, and ram. My current motherboard, a evga 680i, is having issues with the ide/ata controller, and I would like to just replace it. I was looking through all the new stuff and figure I will go for a 1156 motherboard, I don't need the super high end, but would like mid range. The price range I am looking at is around $600, the if I can get good for cheaper, the that is great.
What I do with the computer is mainly programming, gaming, internet, etc.
So what boards would you recommend? I am not looking for super pci express, for now I will be using one card, maybe 2 in the future. For ram I would like decent speed, but not high in gbs, 4 is fine. For cpu, I would like a decent core cpu, with HT if possible.
Not bad, But I rather not go AMD, I am more an intel man, I know, I know. And about the asus, not bad, but is that the best, this last motherboard was nice but failed after about 2.5 years, and in a way I have to replace the whole thing. What about evga again, or gigabyte.