Thank you Rage for the insight. To be honest I have never really inspected the soldering on my boards, and don't care for the heatsinks as long as they do their job, so you may well be right there in saying that Gigabyte do that better. Still, as the point has been made. If you want to perhaps spend a bit more on a CPU and grab a quad core OP, at the expense of not having as big a heatsink (the one you will have will still be more than adequate), then AsRock would be the way to go. While were on the subject, anyone have any opinions on Foxconn. I'm thinking of getting one of their boards for my next clients gaming rig and am wondering whether they are ranked among the top two or considered lower tier on this forum.