Originally Posted by Snooze
I don't really know much about motherboards. Also regarding the one build that was posted in an image...how did you bundle the case & psu and the motherboard & ram on newegg?
To bundle items on newegg, go to the first item you want and scroll down a little until you see something about combos and click "view all combos" or "view more." That will show you all the potential combos, I usually look through them to see if there are any good savings combining parts I'm considering.
As for a motherboard, which one you want to get depends on the features you want as well as if you want to overclock (and to what extent). The Biostar board I included is a solid mid-range board at a good price point. It should be a decent overclocker if you wish to overclock and has a pretty good feature set. The ASUS P8P67 Pro mentioned earlier is a well regarded board and definitely recommended, but is at a higher price point. I think the Biostar should suit your needs.
Here is a thread offering a quick comparison of available boards: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...therboard.html
Many of the motherboards looked at there are higher-end boards, but you can see the Biostar TP67XE performs respectably as an overclocker for its price point and offers some good features.
As for power supplies, this site has some great information on power supplies in the power supply forum. There's a great guide to finding out just how much wattage you need from your power supply as well as a list of recommended power supplies in each wattage range. You usually can't go wrong with a Corsair (especially the professional/enthusiast series) and they will last you. I recommend reading some of the stickied threads in that forum as the PSU is perhaps the most important component you're going to purchase as if it fails, it can sometimes take your other components with it.Edited by tcobb51 - 8/9/11 at 10:49am