Very nice build there for under $800! ~EDIT: Just noticed its under $800 without motherboard, but still a nice build
Both motherboards are of very good quality, personally I have an ASUS motherboard, the -v PRO, but since the Gigabyte supports almost exactly the same features other than a slight difference in PCI lanes, I wish id gone for the cheaper board, the Gigabyte. ASUS seems to expect a slight premium for "brand name" which if I had realised when I built my PC - id have avoided paying.
does it having a slight different in PCI Lanes make it harder to Overclock. I'm not sure how deep of a O/C my friend wants to do but the PCI Lanes shouldn't matter towards O/Cing it right? My own build right now is about 1400 So I'm looking to get it towards 1200 while somehow keeping intel i5 2500k and gtx 580. Thank you for that build I'm sure he will like it(Heck i like it 2 but I want a 580 still lol)