The audio engine is multi-threaded, not sure what that entails.
Does not use the GPU for rendering, only playback. I looked at some 890 boards, seems the f/x has more bells...definately like the optical input.
Will likely start out with a 6-core because the prices are good, unless a quad is more than enough.
Would a RAID/0 setup be significantly faster? If so, what are the ideal size drives to have a RAID setup on?
I have two WD Blue 320 gig drives and a Blue 80 GB. Current GPU is the 8800GT.