cheers mate - although I have noticed that theres an Nvidia570 SLI chipset version, so I'll just go for that one. I think that everything else on them is pretty much identical, and most reviews agree they are mighty fine boards:
how did you find the manual? Installation easy? any potential probs to look out for?
For complete specs, including measured benchmarks on 23 AM2 mobos, goto http://www.hardware.info/en-US/productdb/bGNk/viewgroup...
Click on CPU Socket, AM2, select all the mobos you're interested in, click the Compare Specs button. You'll get a spreadsheet comparing those mobos with 98 specs on each!