Hi for my new build computer ive already selected most things (i5 750, Sapphire HD 5770 vapor-x).
I had selected the Asus P7P55D-e pro as the motherboard but then remembered about foxconn and had a look at their Inferno Katana GTI motherboard. (my current pc uses a foxconn mobo)
Ive not found much info on it and just wondered if anyone had some insight onto which i should go for. Although not crossfiring straight away its an option i want open for a bit later. I'm a homebuild newbie but do have basic knowledge and have fixed my current comp a few times.
You'll not notice any difference in terms of performance with x8/x8, benchmarks have shown it being as low as 3-5% fps loss, which is practically nothing.
Ofcourse if you've got cash to burn and dont have anything else you want to save the money for then the faster slots wont hurt, but it is a chance to save ~£40 to spend on a second graphics card.
I actually have the p7p55d-e so fairly major fail on my part forgetting that, never planned to crossfire it though.
They're a solid series of motherboards and come with the usual high quality ASUS components and software, well worth the money.
I've not had any experience with Foxconn but they seem rather cheap in comparison, including the BIOS which looks a bit crap.
Might be worth having a look at the Gigabyte boards as well.
the mobo from foxconn i had/have has worked fine but it is years old but yes the reviews were a bit up and down for the more recent ones, which is suprising as they make a lot of components that asus use themselves. I guess its a case of stick to what you know.