hey i have done a lot of research on this but being a beginner ,i am very confused about this,
my sole purpose is gaming ,well not hardcore at least ;movie viewing and the day to day tasks including surfing,word,excel,etc.
my budget including everything is upto 1300$
the thing that i came up with looks like this-
-CPU - Intel Core i5-760
-Motherboard -Intel Desktop Motherboard DP55WG (confused between this and the one asus offers for the same price range)
- GPU -XFX Radeon HD5750 1GB DDR5 ATI PCI E Graphic Cards (HD-575X-ZNFC)
-cabinet -Antec Two Hundred V2 Black Tower Gaming Cabinet
-HDD -Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB SATA Desktop Hard drive
You wont be crossfiring with this motherboard, or if you did you would have to use a single-slot 5770 as you second graphics card, but it's not really mean for crossfiring, because the second PCIExpress slot is only a 4x speed one, but you can use other types of PCIExpress cards instead.
But from my experience, a Gigabyte mobo is a good mobo, with good BIOS features, and well built. You could overclock with this board quite happily if you so wished.
It doesn't support USB3.0 though, and for a little bit more money you could get this: