All I can say then is pick one. You're the guy that's got to live with it and it would suck if you built something and in the end did not like it.
Personally I like the CHIV, but with the i5 board where are you going with it once it's all said and done? By this I mean what chip will top out on that Board?
We pretty much know there is room for growth on the AM3 board as not only can you go up to 1050T, but 1090T and then Bulldozer. All 3 of these CPUs' best that i5. The only thing that keeps i5's dog in the fight is Hyper Threading Tech. That's it. But once you hit the ceiling on that socket your tech aspirations will cost you more money in the long run then getting this board and camping on it to meet your budgetary concerns.
That's how I see it anyway. Anyone else?
Originally Posted by Vexxcis
Dude I dont know! This is really hard to decide. and actually the i5 build is 17 dollars cheaper! I like the ASUS board and I like the EVGA board. GAH