I was looking for advice as to which motherboard and GPU i should go for, and also an opinion of the overall build. (I know the ssd is crap. I got it for $100)
My overall color scheme is red/white so a blue motherboard is pretty much out of the question. also, a red 580 would be preferable, but the only ones that i could find were massive triple slot cards from ASUS. (I plan on possibly sli-ing in the future.)
Eventually i plan on getting the CORSAIR H100 cpu cooler, anyone here know of any compatibility issues with the Phantom or with a mobo installed in it?
My budget for the Motherboard is around 200-250 dollars with room to flex +-30
I am looking for the z68 chipset, preferably with virtu support (mobo video out) as i do some video encoding alongside my gaming.
Let me know what you think!
(Also, this is my first post and first build so please excuse any nwb mistakes )
Everytime I see a new build question that is over $1,500, the MoBo would be like $200+. That is really overkill, as MotherBoards nowadays is just a "docking station". Anything over $175 is overkill in my opinion. I would go with something that is about ~$150. Saving you $50-$100 so that you can either
a. save the money
b. have $100 closer to the GTX 580 SLI