]Hey guys! Well, i'm planning to do put a new rig together, however, i'm really worried about buying things and then ending up completely regretting it.
I pretty much want to upgrade everything, except for my Graphic card (260 gtx - i'll wait till Christmas before upgrading)
So my plans so far, i'm not sure about the mainboards. I've only had Asus mainboards so far and i am very satisfied. However, i'll only be purchasing my stuff from peluga.at (don't ask why)
Although overclocking is not my main goal at the moment, i do want a board with with which i can overclock my cpu in the future. Whether i should go for 2 x 16 pci-e slots, i am really not sure about that - tending to no.
My suggestions would have been:
PSU - The one i have right now is an Enermax 87 pro - does it need a replacement? if so which one please (i wanna save on the psu if possible -> list here
Now finally, the one that i can't get out of my mind, the mainboard!
Honestly, i've had mainly only Asus mainboards throughout my life - i must say they've got my respect and i would love to get another one, it's just that i noticed they are a bit more expensive? Never the less, if the mainboard below is worth it i wouldn't think twice, but i'm here to ask the experienced.
There is little difference quality wise between ASUS and Gigabyte IMO, and Tom's gave the GA-Z77X-D3H a recommended award recently. Main thing against the -LX is you can't SLI and CF goes over a PCIe2.0 x4 slot, which could cripple a fast card.