Budget Range: $4-500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Programming, Web Browsing
Parts Not Required: PSU, Hard Drive, Optical Drives, Graphics Card
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.co.uk
Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Is there much difference between the ASRock 3-3 and the Asus one I mentioned in my first post? I've seen some other threads and when the ASRock is mentioned, people say to go for a gigabyte or the asus...
So basically, they're almost the same. The Extreme3 Gen3 has more features LISTED, but that doesn't mean they're not on the ASUS. You would probably have more luck going to the motherboard section of the forums. The ASUS is at a good deal with rebate, but the Extreme3 Gen3 is Japanese-made with gold caps, which mean it's high quality. It's really more of personal preference. I think you should go to the motherboard section with this and outline EVERYTHING you want it to do and take. Including case fans! For example, the Extreme3 Gen3 has an LED fan connector, and I don't think the ASUS does.
Brand loyalty is what it usually boils down to. And aesthetics.