Originally Posted by CoreyA
I may just stick to my current motherboard for now then... I wasn't sure how to figure out what I have as it came with a gateway computer.
From what you said upgrading my mobo now would be pointless, but no I have not. For a normal ATX would full or mid be best?
Definitely just wait it out and buy both motherboard and cpu at the same time. No sense in tearing up the thermal compound and switching things around on a Gateway setup.
If you intend to just game, I recommend an i5 over an i7, no sense getting an i7 for gaming only unless you have an extra $100 to spend.
Full or Mid sized cases depend on the room you have available. I normally always go for a full sized so I have the most internal room as I don't care how large the case is on my desk.