Why Asus why???
Correct me if I am wrong but it seems that Asus products are going downhill lately there products do not seem to be at the same level that the company use to be at. So with that stated what is the leading maker of high end gaming mother boards and video cards today I want the best so cost is not a factor but it needs to be stable and dependable. I like to match the mother boards and video cards, less issues that way at least in the past it was, but if that is not the best way to do it today, then what is.
Asus is still number one not sure where your getting your info from but i find it false and i bet most others will to nevertheless if you want something else want top of the line mid high end mobo:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545#top http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gigabyte_z77x_ud5h_wifi_review,1.html <--- review of that motherboard w/benchmarks
http://www.techspot.com/review/521-intel-z77-motherboard-roundup/ <--- review w/benchmarks
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/motherboards/2012/05/09/gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud5h-review/1 <--- review w/benchmarks
http://www.kitguru.net/components/motherboard/zardon/gigabyte-z77x-ud5h-motherboard-review/ <--- review of that board w/benchmarks
GIGABYTE GV-R797TO-3GD Radeon HD 7970 GHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125439#top
GIGABYTE GV-N680OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Free Borderlands2 coupon w/ purchase, limited offer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125422#top
Don't get me wrong I like Asus and have bought many of their products in the past, but I do also read a lot of product reviews. I was just wandering if someone better had come on to the playing field that I should be looking at, I have a gigabyte system up and running so I like them as well I have found them to be quite stable systems.