Thanks for your response nna2! I think after watching some Asus YouTube's on the motherboards, that I will go with the ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM Motherboard. You brought up a good point about it not needing to be marked ROG, and it has some cutting edge new features. I like being a little more future proofed, and having the Thunderbolt port helps that. Unless someone offers a better suggestion for the Asus Rampage IV Extreme! Thanks again for your input.