I am looking for a MB to go with a newly purchased AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ CPU. My requirements ... Want to run SLI fully x16 eventually and still have 2 available PCI slots. Will probably run aftermarket coolers. Plus need at least 6 USB and not concerned with on-board audio, with avail PCI. Need MB to be completely compatable with VISTA when it emerges.
Have looked at 2 ASUS boards, the A7N8X-E and the A8N-SLI Premium, as well as the MSI K8N Diamond Plus.
Need expert advice. Do not want to make a mistake.