Originally Posted by Sharazzi
Your the one building the rig...so its what ever works for you that is the important thing
On another note ASROCK really must have improved because one time (a few years back) I recall most enthusiast would not go near there boards because they were complete garbage.
Ive always been an Asus fan, and ASROCK to me is new, but their boards spec out a touch better, and the reviews in general back that up lately it seems. Im sure I wouldn't go wrong either way, Asus and ASROCK were the only 2 brands I was seriously considering. The 5 year warranty though, some specific features and the price of the ASROCK puts em over the top for me.
If I was going to be doing a full atx build I would be doing the ASROCK z87 Extreme9/AC.........that is just a sick over the top board.
Regardless, so far, looks like Im going to go with
A. MB: ASROCK z87m OC formula mATX ($165)
B. CPU: i7 4770k ($270)
C. 8 gigs of Crucial Ballistix sport 2x4gig ($59.00)
D. Cooler Master v1000 PSU (I decided to stick with the 1000 watt unit)
E. Samsung 840 Pro or EVO SSD's(Undecided on gig size, that will be determined on price when I do buy)
F. Seagate Momentus hybrid HD(or whatever they currently have out that uses the NAND technology)
G. Intel 7260 half mini pci express wifi chip
Still undecided on Micro Atx case.........Looking at still the Cooler Master XB EVO, Obsidian 350D or 650D, Possibly the Case Labs S5 Mercury still..........or Fractal's ARC midi or midi R2...............I really want the Case Labs products........$300 bucks though...........but it fits all my needs perfectly.
And still undecided on the video cards.........not sure if Im going to do a pair of 290's, or a single 290x or GTX 780 to start off...........Edited by ZippyPinhead - 11/12/13 at 3:10pm