Have been slowly ordering parts for a bargain-ish gaming desktop. Here is what has been currently ordered:
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
The initial motherboard recommended for me was the ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 which runs about $110. I am a total motherboard noob - what are the advantages to getting a cheaper or more expensive mobo? If I am not planning on overclocking or upgrading the CPU anytime soon should I go with a cheaper and older mobo?
That's the board I would use you could go for a H77 since your not overclocking but I don't see many cheaper then that one. Your build seems ok except your power supply Rosewill makes good cases but not PSU's.