If you are looking into building a PC for yourself for bragging rights, then you have to use the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard
If you are looking into building a PC for yourself for bragging rights, then you have to use the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard which has achieved the No. 1 position in the top ten 2D and 3D benchmarks in the world. It eats 3DMarks from 2003 to the latest Vantage for breakfast.
Based on Intel’s highest end X58 chipset, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 offers a wide range of premium features tailor-made for PC enthusiasts. For those wanting to build the ultimate graphics monster machine, the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 delivers with support for 4-way PCI Express 2.0 graphics (x16) for both ATI CrossFireX™ and Nvidia SLI™ technologies. The GA-X58A-UD9 also provides the latest in data transfer and storage capabilities with support for GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration technologies including SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 6Gbps SATA support, including RAID 0 support for up to 4 times faster data transfer than the previous generation SATA II and GIGABYTE 3X USB power.
Proprietary GIGABYTE Unlocked Power technology incorporates an all new 24 phase design with industry leading Intel spec. driver MOSFETs that allow the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 to provide maximum power delivery for Intel LGA 1366 CPUs such as the Intel® Core™ i7-980X Extreme Edition (6 core). When Dual Power Switching is activated, 2 sets of 12 power phases operate in tandem, automatically turning on one set of 12 phases and powering down the other 12, allowing the non active set to rest. By sharing the power workload between 2 sets of power phases, GIGABYTE Dual Power Switching effectively doubles the lifespan of the power phases.