Hey everyone. I'm building a new PC rig to upgrade from my Q6600. I'm looking to get the following:
6gb ddr3 triple thread ram
2 * Radeon 5970 (one now and one in a couple of years)
Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Case
WD 1TB Caviar Black
Auzentech Forte Sound Card
The only thing is I don't know which motherboard to pick. I need something that is very powerful for OC'ing (since I plan to OC to 3.6-4ghZ stable). I need something that will allow me to fit all of this stuff (mainly I need enough space to fit the 2 5970s, and still have left over space for my sound card and one extra pcie and pci lane for any future needs.
~$300 is about my budget (maybe going up to $400 if it is worth it)
Features I'm looking for:
Good amount of usb ports
The P6X58D-E doesn't have some features that the P6X58D Premium have, like Dual LAN, Express gate drive and and on board reset button. BUT the P6X58D-E support RAID 6Gb/s, the other one only support RAID on SATA II.
Well like I see u can go with the P6X58D-E, since meet ur requirements without problems.
Dual LAN is used when u have two ISP, is like a "intelligent" mobo, when ur 1st ISP going down for some problem, ur 2nd ISP start to work and u don't lost ur Internet connection. For the IT business is called port mirroring.