Budget is essentially unlimited. Although I am not wanting to spend more than roughly $600 on cpu/mobo/ram
And honestly. do I need all the bell's and whistles of the higher end MOBO's? Some things like the UEFI, sata 6gb and usb3.0 i will need
I have already purchased and/or moved everything from my old computer.
Stuff from my old comp:
creative soundblaster extremegamer fatal1ty sound card
First one question, are you planning on having multiple GPU's? From the rest of your post I assume you are only going to use one. In that case a simple but solid mobo like this will meet your requirements (it has only 1 PCIe 16x slot though). Its got UEFI, usb 3.0, 6gb sata, and the P67 chipset for overclocking.
Thank you for the suggestions.
I am giving this old computer to my girlfriend in a trade agreement. she gets the old computer, I get window tints and my car buffed and detailed. She gives the car guy a few massages.
I am leaning toward the asus p8p67 evo comparing to the asrock extreme 6.
thoughts that may sway me. other than it looks wayyy better.