Originally Posted by TRDCorolla
I hear that board is totally customizable and especially bad ass for overclocking. If I'm going to be building a powerful gaming machine, that's the one I would buy. I would also couple it with 2 7800GTX in SLi config. I don't care if the games support it or not. No lag. Age of Empires 3 is suppose to take advantage of high end graphics processing (that no current hardware can handle--so they say) so hopefully, this will do just fine.
Got it, great motherboard, very picky about RAM though, so be careful.. Geil ONE works nicely, as did my old OCZ VX. Crucial Ballistix DOES NOT.
Oh, and regarding that Opteron question, yes, I use a dual dual core Opteron science station here at school, hideously powerful.