*IDE support for my PATA DL DVD burner/older PATA HD
*PCI slot (2 hopefully) for legacy PCI cards
*5.1 audio (though it looks like just about everything surpasses that nowadays)
*Don't care so much about SLI/Crossfire though I guess having the possibility later is nice. My single Geforce 8800 GT is okay for right now.
*Overclocking - if it's easy, great. Don't have a whole lot of experience with OC bios tweaking. Will only be using stock HSF
Any thoughts? The Asus P755D has so many variants it's difficult to sort through (there are 14!). I think Gigabyte has some decent offerings too.
Gigabyte’s P55A-UD4P cuts costs by using the processor’s PCIe 2.0 connections to host its high-bandwidth controllers. Two of the primary graphics card’s 16 PCIe lanes supply its USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gb/s controllers, and Gigabyte disables six more lanes to make the upper slot an effective x8 interface. The USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Gb/s controllers revert to the chipset’s 2.5 GT/s lanes whenever two graphics cards are installed, to preserve the x8 transfers each graphics card needs for optimal CrossFire or SLI performance.