So, I'm on the verge of ordering my new components. I'm trying to pick the right motherboard, but I'm having a lot of trouble and I'm extremely indecisive.
My biggest fear is choosing the wrong motherboard and wasting my money on stuff I won't ever use.
Anyway, so I use my PC for Gaming, video editing, programming, and occasionally I host servers for some games.
I want to overclock to about 4.5ghz max, and I'm currently water cooling.
My specs are:
GTX680 in SLI (Still deciding between the reference design and the FTW, will most likely choose the FTW)
16gb Corsair Vengeance @ 1600mhz
2x OCZ Vertex 2 64gb (not in raid)
1x Seagate 1tb
1x Western Digital Green 2tb
I have everything except the mobo and gpu's, I'm currently using a Gigabyte p67 UD4, but I really want to get a z77 mobo for the new 680's.
I personally see the Deluxe or the Sniper being the best choice, but I hear Gigabyte isn't very reliable. I don't know much about AsRock, but it's highly recommended. I still feel Asus or Gigabyte is a better choice. my friend is pushing me to get the EVGA FTW, but I don't feel it's worth the $310, nor do I plan on rushing into 3 or 4 way SLI anytime soon, though I may consider it later on.
Money is somewhat of an issue. I have a high budget (EVGA is probably the highest I'd go, I don't think I'd go for the Asus Maximus Extreme V or the Asus P8Z77-V Premium) but I also want to go for the best bang for my buck.
As part of a long term, stable build, it is hard to put a foot wrong if you choose the P8Z77-V Deluxe. If ever there was a time to use the phrase 'you get what you pay for', then surely this is it.
Yeah, I'm leaning towards the Deluxe because it is at a good price.
But I'm still having trouble, the Gigabyte G1 Sniper also appeals to me, but from a practical standpoint, the Deluxe seems more logical to buy.