I had planned on buying the i7 bundle through tigerdirect, i7 920 w/ intel dx58so motherboard, but i've heard some mixed reviews on the intel board. should I go a different route on the board? gonna be using my rig for gaming/home theater, u know fun stuff. since its my first build i'd like it to go as smooth as possible. gonna go with 1 XFX HD577AZNFC Radeon HD 5770 Video Card for now but i'd like to crossfire a second in the future. i like this card for the price and also the hdmi outs since im thinking on hooking it right up to the 47" flatscreen. any suggestions on a motherboard compatible for what i am trying to do?
What is weird about this mobo is its memory banks: instead of having 6 slots like regular ones, it has only 5, so if you run more than 3 sticks you can't use triple channel, but dual channel instead.
Based on you gpu choice, however, I believe you're not interested in maximum performance so, yes, this is a good mobo.