Originally Posted by fais7
yup...in the UAE!!!
These are the Motherboards prices I know of
Gigabyte EX58-Extreme - $420
Asus Rampage Extreme 2 - $450
XFX M/B EX58I - $320
Intel M/B EX58 - $320
PSU is a pain here...never able to find good ones here...
Not sure about the heat sink either...will visit the shop maybe today and check it out completely...
That's sweet man. I think its really cool that we have a lot of members from all over who are united because we love computers.
Those mobos you listed are pretty high end like the others said. Look for something more like this
. Newegg wont be much help to you in the UAE as they don't ship internationally, yet. But you can use it as a resource to look for parts. We also have a recommended parts thread (co-authored by yours truly) that is a good starting place. We still need to update the high end section, but now that classes are out that should be finished in a week or so.
Tech Forums Recommended Pc Components v2.0
As for psu's, anything by Corsair, Pc Power and Cooling, and Seasoic is great. They are the best psu makers, period. If you can't find one of them then rosewill is ok. Never buy Hec or diablo tech, I have had both brands catch fire on me. If it really comes down to it check the psu specifications. You want to look at the 12v rail and see how many amps it has. Most cheap psus will have more than one 12v rail, the fewer the better. one rail is best case, 2 is ok and i wouldn't get a psu with more than 2 12v rails. For your system you want 40 amps, or more. In would go with more, but I understand you don't have a lot of wiggle room.
For reference here is my psu: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
I run an overclocked e7200, 2 radeon 4850s, 2 hard drives and 2 dvd drives. Doesn't break a sweat. For you i would go with the 650watt model or higher, but again I know it can be tough finding parts.
I hope that helps.