Asus Released thier board in Australia first(they always do). The board went close to 2 weeks before a recall was initiated. Something wrong with memory controller or PCI bus (i have heard both). As far as the USA Release i have it on good authority that it wont be till Late December / early january. Doesnt that just SUCK!?!?
Anyway if you were interested in the Asus board (asus A7V266-E) you might want to check out the Abit KR7A-Raid
It is actually a better board with everything the asus board had PLUS ATA133 onboard and NO onboard sound.
If you are looking for an awsome low cost board check out the Gigabyte GA-7VTXH. ATA100, 5 PCI, onboard sound (creative hardware so its not horrible) AGP 4x, dual bios (that feature rocks) usb and onboard 10/100 lan. that is going for about $90-$100 on price watch, even bobs rip off shack has it for $110.
Hope that helps.
Putting the LAUGH back in SLAUGHTER.