Originally Posted by Snowblind
I've been seriously looking at buying this board, and I've got zero doubts about it's abilities. I'm looking at picking it up with a 955 or 965 BE within a few days.
However, regarding USB 3.0, PCI 3.0, and other technologies that are coming out in 2010:
Will this board be able to support them?
-Backwards compatabilty with PCI 3.0-->>>2.0?
-PCI expansion cards for USB 3.0?
What other technology is just on the horizon that I'd have to try to future-proof against?
Dude are you serious? This is probably one of the best, I repeat best - clubs and online resources you could ever ask for, for a motherboard.
The backwards compatibility questions...no on both, as they're hard-wired hardware........
Count me in guys, I'm looking forward to x16 x16 with 5800 series. I'm 4870 for now though....(single).
550 BE - so I want to unlock - looks like 1.6 official will be ok??? Gonna USB flash first thing (now you see a good reason to keep that 256 SD still around).
Got ripjaw 2000, and I'll try my butt off to get there on 2 DIMMS...look out suckas...if not, I'll be really tight at 1800 or 1600 if I can....
Wish me luck, preparing the USB stick tonight (it's all preparation my friends)...gonna be under water (hoping my AM2+ block will fit (should right??)...240 Rad....you guys are done!!!
This guy worries about what he's missing out on...I'm looking forward to DDR3 and AM3....all perspective I guess.
Ps... future-proofing yourself is buying a motherboard that goes x16x16, x8x8x8x8 on AM3....do your research, this board is the nuts...oh yeah, it unlocks chips too - so you might want to go 550 instead of 955 like me and wait until x6's that come out) 2133 DDR rating on the board??? nuts...that's future IMC's will facilitate - but it's already here in board...hence dude saying he runs HTT super high (point being this is so much nicer than my AM2+ from last year)...I had only one lane PCIE Edited by Gill.. - 10/19/09 at 8:07pm