With my first build I sought to create a cool, stable multitasker for home office use. Built with Intel Xeon for multi-threading on a sub-$1000 budget, this machine will be used primarily for currency trading across three or four 24" monitors and to a lesser extent for photo editing in Lightroom/Photoshop.
My trading system is discretionary (i.e. Not 24hr automated), but it didn't take long to decide on a XEON E3. Solid, budget Mobo with non-ECC memory in dual-channel configuration. Couldn't be happier.
My only hangup is that the three-prong fans supplied with the Corsair 200R cannot be speed-controlled by the Mobo, as the machine runs at cool enough temps with the fans on max.