I saw a few of these boards, and have been actually saving them in my watch list for some time now, but didnt want to pull the trigger on a 2011 board for $300 bucks. I was looking at grabbing 2 cheap 2011 xeon e5's I found for $35 bucks a pop. Think it was 2Ghz or so. I thought about it, then decided I wasn't ready to leave lga 1366 just yet, but those boards do look awesome. Plenty of features and pcie slots.