So after weeks of searching on newegg for the right motherboard, ive settled on 2. Both are Asus boards, one with the p45 chipset and one with the x48. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131319 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131284 I play alot of my games on my 360, but still want a good motherboard capable of playing high end games. This is my first build and i have done alot of research on what i need/dont need and what everything is, but of course for a beginner when it comes to building a rig, i know there are alot of aspects im clueless on. The only thing about these boards i dont like is it supports crossfire, not sli, but were also one of the few boards i found that seemed reliable according to reviews. After all the horrible reviews for nvidia nforce chipsets, i decided to go with intel. i plan on running an E8400, 4 gigs ddr2 1066 ram, and nvidia geforce 8800 gtx. Do these 2 motherboards come down to preference or is there one that you would recommend over another. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.