I've been doing some research on my own but I feel so out of the game that I'm shamefully making this thread to seek the guidince of those who know todays market on mobos and cpus. I've got my eye on this heftily priced supposed big boy: https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ...LXKRPQB9W2rgOs7d9LB9amtAYsh4AqKRoC1twQAvD_BwE Problem is I can't figure which mobo to go with. From the research I've put in I've narrowed down a specific board.. Let me know what you guys think: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-VigLink2 Any, and I mean any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The lighting stuff is nifty. I'm coming from a P6X58D Premium In bolded lettering to make your stomachs turn as it's pretty damn old. Just put in a new ssd only to realize the sata 3 slots on this board are famous for being faulty. Felt great. I'm looking to swap up to optane so the board should also have that capability. I know posts like these are damn annoying and I apologize. Been around on this site for what seems like over a decade (lost my old account) and have always found the info provided here top notch. So happy this site is still around, but yeah I digress. Thanks for all if any help provided, it's greatly appreciated. Edit: What do you guys think about quad channel support for memory vs dual? I'm considering going with 32gbs.