System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, OS.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: No particular preference.
Overclocking: Yes (I will purchase Fan/Heatsink + Thermal Paste from Fry's when I do this.)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Additional Comments: This is my first ever computer build and I was hoping to get some feedback from more experienced people before I pull the trigger. I don't know if my GPU is overkill or not but I wanted to be able to play games at decent settings for the next 2-3 years.
Have you considered a Z68 board? Here are the major differences between these chipsets .
-Support for the IGP (Intergraded Graphics on Processor)
-Ability to only overclock the IGP on a “K” series processor
-No support for the IGP at all.
-Ability to overclock the core clock speed of a “K” processor
-In most cases support for IGP (Gigabyte released a bunch of board that don’t support the IGP)
-Ability to overclock the core clock speed and the IGP
-Support for Intel® SRT (Smart Response Technology)
-In most cases can use the IGP and the dedicated video at the same time to give additional monitor support.
Thanks for the input tinman. I'll go ahead and take a look at these boards. The only reason I picked that ASRock in the OP was because it had good reviews and a Tom's Hardware recommendation. I didn't research as heavily into MoBos as I did with the GPU and CPU.