Q1: What motherboard do you recommend for this single GPU setup? I was pointed towards the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 previously and it seems to have everything I'm looking for. I know others speak very highly of ASUS/MSI so I'm just looking for educated opinions.
Q2: Will my current ram support triple channel? I know I'd be losing my current 8 (4x2) and having to use 6 (3x2) to achieve triple channel.
2a: Can I just use the 8 and leave it in dual channel?
2b: What kind of performance hit am I looking at by not utilizing triple channel?
I know some people are just going to say wait for Sandy Bridge, which is an option, but I am more comfortable going to an older platform that is already known for stability rather than getting balls deep into something that hasn't really been tested yet.
Thanks for the information, I was not aware that tri channel was 1366 only. Seeing as how I want to stay 1156 that is good news to me because I didn't really want to replace my RAM and me likey my 8 gigs.
I don't think I would ever consider SLI/Crossfire so a single GPU setup is perfectly fine.