Im in between choices, Purely a gaming rig, which will be used for media also. really just music and HD movies. The only real difference I can see between these motherboards is USB 3.0 and 6 GB sata. What shall go for. Are the new chipsets and faster?. The USB and sata updates can now be had from ASUS on a PCI e daughter board. so are the new boards actually worth the extra 30 quid?
Also I would prefer crossfire 16x/16x over 8x/8x if I can. I really dont wanna spend any more than £100.
USB 3.0 is pointless because nothing will support it for years and its main advantage is an increase in bandwidth which won't matter except for external hard drives but even then it will still be inferior to eSata and FireWire. 6 GB/sec Sata will also be pointless I believe unless you are planning on buying a really fast hard drive in the future.