Originally Posted by br3nd064
I like the look if it, but it doesn't seem to be too person-with-a-budget friendly...
I've been told in the business arena that budgets are merely guidlines. Now this may be entirely different in the private sector, but the RIIE is without a doubt the finest motherboard I've owned, and I've owned more than several. As a matter of fact, I currently have 6 in the basement waiting for new owners, unfortunately non are X58.
I don't know which i7 you're considering, but if you're on a budget it's probably the 920 so a board that'll be happy at high bclk would be a good thing for you. The RIIE does 220 without even bumping the NB volts. It's not even breathing hard.
Two bios chips and 8 bios profiles are also a nice features.
I'd see if I could squeeze the extra cash and get the RIIE fo sho..