abekl, you have a good point... lol but i didnt really have much of a budget to begin with. i was just looking for the "bang for the buck" motherboard, if you know what i mean. but you are right about having 3 video card slots for SLI, i doubt im ever going to run into that kind of a situation.
thanks for your input
i guess i can look for something less, and something that will better suit me with less money to be spent!