System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming only (MMO's,FPS, Skyrim, etc)
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS ( Win7 64 bit), processor, case, PSU (Will decide on one after I find the right GPU)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon
Parts Preferences: I am going with an AMD 1100T hex-core, so anything compatible with that
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I am going for a pure gaming build and this will be my first build. I had a GPU in mind but I wanted to be sure it would be the right one and paired with everything else would give me a good FPS while on max settings. Here it is on Newegg, although I would rather buy it off Amazon.
If you have not already bought the CPU, I would strongly suggest you consider a Sandy Bridge build on a Z68 mobo instead. Performance will be a lot better all around.
Otherwise, manu11's choices are good. Whether or not you can max your settings will be more dependent on the GPU than on the mobo. I haven't gotten too deep into it yet, but Skyrim looks great on my GTX560Ti with a Phenom II 970BE.
Yeah that is actually the reason I am building a pc, to play Skyrim (plus EQ2,Rift, etc) I am at the point of not being able to play it anymore on my PS3. What type of PSU would you all suggest for the GTX560Ti?