First of all I want to say that I'm quite new to the world of hardware, etc. So be warned if I ask stupid questions!
My question is: does it matter a lot if you buy a z77 mobo for around 85 euros or a much more expensive mobo for gaming?
My rig would look like this:
- IB 3470 (with TurboBoost as high as possible)
- HD 6970 MSI Lightning
- Aerocool Devil Red Case (Midi)
- 8 GB RAM
- Maybe a Arctic Freezer 7 PRO Rev. 2 or a Cooler Master Hyper TX3 EVO for my CPU if necessary
- 600 Wat Sharkoon PSU
- Windows 7 Home
- HDD 1 TB 7200 rpm
Games in mind: Skyrim with mods, Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, next year GTA 5, COD BO 2, The Witcher 2, and some others.
Different pcie/pci slots and speeds, usb, sata, esata, thunderbolt, lots of other ports, audio chipset, lan chipset, video outputs, bluetooth, fan connections, vrm, or anything else I forgot to mention.