I know this is becoming the age old question and I think I already know Uncleel's answere. Things change though, and change fast. The Falcon Northwest Mach V can be configured on either an AMD platform or an Intel http://www.falcon-nw.com/config/build.asp. So which board combo delivers better performance all other components being equal? C'mon you guys I really value evryones opinion so please don't be to shy to share yours ; especially you Unc if your still around the boards.