Yup, go with the Vertex if they are around the same price.
I think its true to a certain extent. Asrock actually makes some pretty high-end boards and are going more cost/performance instead of just the...
Gotta be some side effect?
Asus is good, but you considered other brands? For example, Asrock usually comes out pretty high in round ups for the X99 boards....
How about getting a SSD.
Try out Ducky or CM Storm keyboards, they're pretty good.
When you mean mod cases, exactly to what extent do you mean?
Errr...isn't the Vector 150 almost $50 more? It's good, but ARC 100 fits the bill.
Interesting, any reviews that shows that it does make a difference?
The reviewer on Anandtech says it could be from 800-900 bucks and available this month!
I've owned a few Asrock boards in the past, I've been quite happy with them :)
They're boards are usually priced quite fairly too.
Just curious, are gaming motherboards really that much different from the regular boards? How do you define a gaming board?
Whichever one you go with, there are some really good deals right now on Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Newegg and TigerDirect.
Hyper 212 evo is pretty nice for under 30 bucks on Newegg.