So... I've been spending the past few days with this motherboard and so far, it's great. Nothing mind-blowing, but it's on the same caliber as the Blitz Formula board (though I haven't compared the two directly, yet). The board is feature packed BIOS-wise, includes STALKER and 3DMark 06 and other such "bling" that enthusiasts don't need, but like. I am stumped at the moment regarding overclocking ability of the board though. You'd expect that for ASUS' enthusiast X38 offering, that overclocking would be superb, but I am not so sure. Using a QX6850, the max FSB I have been able to acquire thus far is 450MHz, and that's -with- a water-cooled Northbridge. I can't recall the voltages at the moment, but I believe it was either 1.55v or 1.65v. Now don't get me wrong, 450FSB is fine, but for an enthusiast motherboard, wouldn't we expect something higher? I haven't overclocked with a dual-core yet, but I will be this weekend. I strongly believe that with it, at least 470FSB will be acquired, but even then, I find that low. The water-cooled Northbridge makes a nice difference in system temps, but like the Blitz boards, it doesn't help the overclocking ability of the FSB at -all-. Am I alone in thinking that this board should do at least 500FSB? I just noticed that a new BIOS is available, as of yesterday, so I will download that and see if it helps me. None of the documented updates should make a difference, but it's worth a try regardless.