Originally Posted by j03
You can get SSD's that go in PCI-E x16 Slots - not that I can afford an SSD!
yeah, who can afford SSDs these days, hopefully the prices will drop soon, also, I believe some of the ASUS sound cards are actually Creative X-Fi cards, maybe not the one you had linked though, either way, their sound cards are decent, they sell them separately on Newegg just like Xonar and Creative, and they're better than onboard, by how much...? who knows, not me...
either way, those are definitely two great boards to choose from so it's not like you made the "wrong" choice, good luck with it, and most importantly, enjoy your purchase...
also, just to clarify, my board name is wol-VA
-rine, not because I can't spell, but because I am a die hard Michigan Wolverine fan living in Virginia (or VA for short), aren't I a clever bastard...?
again, I have no doubt that system is gonna be smokin' once you get your hands on it, congrats on the purchase...