How is the asrock extreme6/gb. Ive heard a lot of DOA on it on newegg reviews but just about every board does, maybe because of buyer mishandeling? I like the idea of a separate sound and nic card that way it takes from the CPU usage and I don't have to spend another 150$ on a sound and nic card. Also how does this board compare to the asus p9x79 pro and asus x79 saber tooth? I don't really want to spend the extra on it but if the asrock isnt realiable or any good of a board I'd go with asus.
I always take Newegg reviews with a grain of salt, people that get DOA board usually post reviews to complain, can't say the same about people that everything works fine for. The P9X79 PRO is probably the most recommended board.
I would never pay that much money for an Asrock board, until ASrock can prove their reliability with the ranks of Asus and Gigabyte they will always be last pick for me. That being said their boards do in most cases offer great features.