I have a question regarding this mobo. Where do you put the memory sticks? The blue or the black slots.
The reason I'm asking is because if it's the blue ones, installing a corsair vengeance kit with some aftermarket cpu cooler becomes impossible (Venomous, Noctua D12...)
I have two powercolor hd3870 Built By ATI cards and both have powerplay and speed fan issues.
Powerplay issues tranlate to gpu clocks going down to 300 in the middle of games or not even ramping the clocks at all on certain games.
The fan speed issues translates in high temperatures (>90ºC)...
I have a samsung 226bw and the plastic of this thing scratches easily, but I use i-cleaner (the stuff to clean ipods) and it's very good for removing the light scratches and leaves your monitor really shining.
The only reason right now to nvidia release a new high end card is crysis, because there's no game that a GTX can't run on max detail.
Nvidia don't need to release a new card because there's no competition, they are only competing with theirselfs.