Hello, and good evening. A few months ago I built my first PC. After struggling with motherboard issues for the better part of a month, I cut my losses and bought a POS motherboard to use until I could save up for another one. I'm at a point where the extremely low-end motherboard is holding back the rest of my system, and with Battlefield 3 out, and Skyrim on the horizon, I need to upgrade my PC. I'm willing to spend up to $400, and am mainly interested in a very good, compatible motherboard that will be relatively future-proof. Multiple PCI-e slots is a must, along with USB 3.0, and numerous SATA connections.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) $400.00 after rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor, Case, Memory, Hard Drive(s), PSU, CPU, GPU (possibly), DVD Drive
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country of Origin: United States
Parts Preferences: No preference
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
These are the key parts I am planning on reusing. The new parts must be compatible.