Hello everyone, newby here and boy am I enjoying reading a lot of good stuff on the boards and the site. Thanks to all. My question is about the above with the nVid 750i chipset. I am looking to do my first raw build around this and here's why: > It's TDP can go to 140, and want to pair it with x4 955 Black @ 125. > I can have 12 usb, 6 sata and a 1334. > I'll be able to put in a strong DX11 ATI gpu initially and jump over to SLi when the price for DX11 gets around $200 total. > Risers for ram and sata are out of the way for attached cards (particularly over sized ones) and coolers. > I can use EPS12V psu 8/24. > Uses up to 16GB DDR3 to 2200 and supports PCIe 2.0. > Will be a pretty versatile machine for HTPC and gaming when I want to blow up stuff, but can't. > Out of pocket after selling off my old boxes with upgrades will only be about $400. > Has S/PDIF output and 8 channel high def audio. Here's where I get stuck. I am not into the whole AMD vs nVidia battle. I will use whatever makes the most sense and after doing some chin scratching decide to buy or not to buy. I can't find too much negative about the 750i NB and am not sure if there's a true compatibility issue here or not. I am hoping some of you old salts can point me (sans bias) to some research that makes or breaks this build.