Intels X79 platform may seem a little dated by this point, but it in fact remains the best choice for those needing to build the biggest, baddest PCs around especially with Ivy Bridge-E likely 9+ months away. Complementing X79s goals perfectly is ASUS P9X79 PRO, a motherboard that offers a rich feature-set in both hardware and software."
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips