Ok I am looking at building a new system soon on about a $ 2000 budget I am waiting for the core i7 (nehalem) to come out and the resulting price drop on other older parts. I am having a hard time deciding on the MOBO I was pretty happy with the Striker II formula for the included separate sound card that is supposed to have good quality, a very well laid out cooling, along with its great ability to OC. I have been reading around and herd some good and bad about the board and was wondering if the Rampage formula is a better option?
will be putting 2 sli video cards in it 8800gts or higher along with some other case fans the goal is to OC the Processor to 3.0GHz if not 3.4GHz safely which i think is reasonable with this build even with air cooling and still be able to OC the video cards a bit with out overloading the MOBO.
Any suggestions, help, experience, or advice are welcome and appreciated
So you're buying a high-end mobo and then upgrading to Nehalem in a few months? If you say you're an nvidia fan boy, why look at crossfire boards? At all? Wait for Nehalem which will do both crossfire & sli.