Every machine I ever built, used an Asus board
Unfortunately, the PSU went 'pop' on my old system, taking the MOBO with it.
OK, by today's standards it was nothing special. An A7V8X. But it was running a Barton core AMD 3000+ with 1Gb ram and twin Maxtor 120Gb SATA hard drives and an old ATI AGP, Graphics card.
It was just old enough, that I couldn't find another board capable of running that configuration (SATA and and AMD Barton Core Chip). So I now have a a perfectly good CPU and RAM sat in box, gathering dust.
As a gaming machine at the time, it was able to run Half-Life 2 on max settings, that was my benchmark at the time
It amazes me, why peple spend a fortune on having the the latest CPU (i7 or AMD BE for example). If they were conducting medical research, where they needed to run huge models to simulate effects, then fair enough but most people use their machines to type a letter, send an email, view prOn etc. So why would you need all these top end components?
Out of interest, how are the Hard drives configured. If it is just a media centre, then do you really need a Raid set up? You've gone high end for all the other components, yet you've bunged in a bottom end Graphics card???
Sorry, not having a go, just slightly confused by what you're doing and the reason's for doing it