But, I have been going back and forth on the motherboard. I don't mind dropping the $300 on the ASUS p6x58d premium, but the thing that was so good about it is that it has sata 6 and usb 3 (in addition to the general quality of it), thereby being "futureproof". But those technologies are not really relavent at the moment. I'm not so concerned with the future proof issue because the reason I'm building a PC is to be able to continually upgrade it. So in 3 years, if USB3 and Sata 6 become commonplace, I can upgrade to that tech at that point. I guess my question is this: Is there a very high end, high quality motherboard that does not have USB3 and Sata 6 built in? If I can get a great board for considerable less money because it doesnt have those 2 features then I'll do it. But, if I'm going to pay $250 or more, I mat as well spend the $300.
I've been shopping at Newegg and tigerdirect, and have seen so many boards, that I'm on overload and cant make up my mind. The Sabertooth and Rampage look cool, but would love some idea from you all. Thanks in advance.
I would go with the P6X58D-E... Pretty much the same board as the Premium without the second LAN. It is a little better than the SABERTOOTH (IMO) for little more money. It gives you the best of both... Cost to performance