Wouldn't it be problem that the CPU has already been purchased?
Yeah, you'll be fine for a while. New technology is always around the corner. The CPUs and motherboards will be at a premium for a few months, and depending on what you plan to do with your computer, it may not be a worthwhile upgrade in real-world performance.
I second everyone's recommendations for sub-$200 motherboards. There are enthusiast-level boards, and many with tons of features packed in, like thunderbolt, more true 16x PCIe ports for triple and quad crossfire/SLI, extra USB 3.0, esata and extra 6gbps sata, overclocking potential (i.e. extra capacitors and whatnot), etc. I think the ASUS sabertooths or rampages even have a waterblock on the northbridge. I think Thunderbolt tends to drive the price up. Just all depends on what you think you need and what you're willing to pay. For me, a stable motherboard with reasonable overclocking options, True SLI/Xfire support (i.e., no shared lanes), and a few USB 3.0 ports is all I really need.
This post was edited on 1/28 at 11:24 am