I prefer 2 LAN ports, for server applications espically for the DNS feature on the DC server. Requires at least one, but having a back up LAN port never hurts for it.
I plan on using two cards, but if I can find a valid reason for a third one that justifies the cost of a $500 more card besides epicness then it will be three.
Thank you for your advice. I will head on over to the motherboard section and find out more information from our fellow OCNer's. Now I'm having to waiting to hear back from the Powder Coating Companies around my area for custom powder coating.
I really don't need to go over kill on my OC getting to around 4.5-5.0 will suffice for me under watercooling. Although I will get a better understanding of which would be the best. Once I have more info from the motherboard forums.
Any one wish to provide suggestions on Fans, for basic air cooling that can later be transferred over to Rad fans? Also I'm looking for a good PSU that will not need to be upgraded when I start to watercool. Unless I need to have 2 PSUs.