Thanks for the replies. Went to NE and picked up a Asus M5A97 Evo board. Has the UEFI bios, USB3, 6G Sata etc. Got the 1055T to 4Ghz in 5 minutes. Boots from USB in bios too! Only big deal kind of was having to go into regedit to make changes (3 to 0) to get AHCI drive otion to work. Waiting for BD but Fry's just had the i5-2500K on sale for $149, decisions, decisions. Uses are for CAD, Video editing etc. business stuff.