Antec 900 two quad build... help me

hi i am looking to build a new pc and start ordering parts today... i have done research and was about to order a mobo and some other junk...
here is my plan so far...
OS 1: Vista Ultimate 64 bit - OS 2: XP Pro 64 bit
ASUS P5Q3 Deluxe Mobo
Intel 2 Quad Core Q9550 2.83 GHz @ 4.038GHz
2x4870 Asus Dark Knight 512MB GDDR5 GPU
4 x 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance DDR3 DDR3 1600
2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB Hard Drive
2x Lite-ON 20x DVD Burner with LightScribe
Antec 900 Case Black Rose w/6 case fans/
Thermaltake Ruby Orb CPU Cooler

... now since then i have decided to change my gpus... but mainly... i have been warned off asus mobo's so my primary reason for this post is to tie in a better mobo so i can complete my order :D
any ideas ppl? nb: i am looking to spend around the same price range for the mobo :D
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  1. Dont get an 11 series Seagate, they had firmware issues. Get a WD or even just a 1TB drive unless you are planning on RAID. Also you dont need anywhere near that much power, get a 750 or an 850 watt PSU from Corsair, Antec, PC Power and Cooling, or seasonic.
  2. cheers mate :D yeah i know the build has a few issues with hdd's and psu etc... the order im making today is just for my mobo and case so all i need to know atm is an alternative mobo because im not brave enough to trust an asus :P
  3. What issues have you heard about that asus board? Mine has treated me quite well, and asus is one of the more commonly recommended mobo manufacturers on this forum.

    The first review i found of it rated it quite favorably
  4. my friend in the industry said asus are commercial crap and he would recommend a DFI or an intel or sumthin else... however he is worki9ng atm and is getting drilled by the boss for chatting at work so i decided to see what u all thought....
    i need a solid OC platform and i want some bad ass benchmarks :P
  5. also i do realise that intel is obviously also very commercialiozed but im just going by what ppl tell me :P
    tyvm for the link. at least i know that the first choice of mobo is a solid benchmark contender .... :D
    any other thoughts?
    i dont wanna go ahead and get the asus before exploring potentially 'better' options B)
  6. ok man... major revision on the rebuild (thanks jazza)
    is this more appropriate or should i consider adding a rampage?

    Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem
    Asus P6T-Deluxe-V2 X58 LGA1366
    6Gb Triple DDR3 1333 Memory
    1000Gb 1Tb Seagate SATA2 32Mb
    GeForce GTX 285 1024Mb DDR3
    Pioneer BDC-S02BK Blu-Ray
    Antec Nine Hundred TWO
    Antec True Power 3.0 750W ATX

    also... i have decided to stick with asus... everyone bar one has told me they are good now!
  7. ^ that's a lot better, but I would get a 4870 1GB now, then with the money you saved from getting a GTX 285, get a 5870 in September.
  8. Why are you paying for Ultimate instead of Home Premium?
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