Originally Posted by dave-p
I am leaning towards a x48 MB based system
Going with a intel Quad Core CPU and thinking of Dual ATi 3870 x 2 GPUs.
So which x48 based MoBo would you suggest.
Over Clocking is a Must.
Your decision to build right now is good. New mobos with the latest chipsets are rolling out almost daily - make sure you choose what is right for you.
If you want X48, my suggestion is to stay with DDR2. Specifically, the Rampage, DFI LP-Series, or Gigabyte X48-DQ6. Don't get caught up in the 'flashing X38 w/X48 BIOS' fad. While it may seem to work, it is now clear that the X48 does indeed offer more than X38. If you read into those 'flashing' threads, the vast majority have stability issues at higher OCs - compared to the simplicity of the X48. Don't rule out the P45, also due in May. I eagerly await the first P45 reviews.
I would hold off on buying a GPU for a week or two. The 1GB and 2GB versions of the 4870X2 will be available - reportedly by the end of May.
Which Quad are you looking at?