Hmm...'None of the Above'?! For roughly $10 more the ASUS Maximus V Extreme or ASUS Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX. The ThunderFX is a descent DAC and is included, or if you either need 4-WAY or have your own sound card the Maximus V Extreme.
By that argument of future CPU's then wait for the Haswell.
November 14, 2012 2:54:42 PM
What do you think about AMD's soon release on steamroller and excavater?
amds cpu track record for the past few tears hasnt been very good. the only cpus i would recommend getting are trinity apus and only for end systems. they cant compete at the high end.
for motherboards, unless you are actually going to be using 4 way xfire/sli i wouldnt even recommend anything in the $200 range. motherboard quickly get into wasted features with a high price.
unless you need 18 usb ports, 3 or 4 way xfire/sli, dual lan and places to manually check your voltage which are ridiculous features that most will never need. then i recommend maybe getting a gigabyte sniper m3 or an extreme4 or maybe even a gene v