ok, i have changed my mind a bit and i will rather go for a z77 chipset, here is a version which fits in my pocket: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4140#ov
what are your opinions for this motherboard, especially in terms of sli configuration?
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4
to make best use of a SLI configuration you would need one with
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode.http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3856#sp
however that would need to have the BIOS updated if you are getting a ivy bridge cpu to support it.