I know I should look for better prices somewhere else than Newegg, but optimizing shipping prices is a long task. I want to be sure about my components first.
A few questions:
1- Is MSI "military grade" worth it?
2- I care a lot about quality, I want my build to last a long time. But if I pay more, I only get more feature I don't need. Is there a way to now the quality of a Mobo ?
I'm not sure about the motherboard.
PCI-E 3.0 is useless right ? The Sandy Bridge CPU can't handle it.
Is intel planning on releasing a 1155 PCIE 3.0 compatible CPU ?
I like the 5 year warranty.
I want a motherboard that can handle crossfire and SLI.
I want USB 3.0 and Sata 6 GB/s
Ivy bridge comes out in 6 months, that's what the PCI-e 3.0 is for. Also if you don't want to overclock you may want to give up on the idea of SLI/Crossfire too and you can save yourself a lot of money and end up with a better system. Also the i5-2500k is a bit pointless if not overclocking i would get the i5-2400 instead.
EDIT: Also youre not getting ripped off on the RAM, RAM is just cheap generally.
Well if you didnt want to OC or SLI/Crossfire you could get a cheap H61 board. If you want overclocking but no SLI/Crossfire you can get a lower end P67/Z68 board but if you want SLI/Crossfire (regardless of overclocking) you need a mid/high end P67/Z68 board.
So what i am saying is if you decide not to SLI/Crossfire you could get a cheaper PSU and motherboard in favour of a good single card. Also your system is likely to be much quieter.