On New Years Eve I built a new system with the Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3, mobo and all I can say "is it wicked". My new vid card is a AMD 6970 2Gig and I tried it in my 775 mobo when I first got it and it was so loud we couldn't here the TV. It was terrible. When I installed it in my new Asus mobo and fired the system up for the first time I actually thought the card wasn't working because I heard no noise. I was panicing for a split second and grabbed my flashlight and shined it on the fan of the vid card to see if it was spinning and low and behold it was running to my amazement. The system is so quiet you don't know it's running. This mobo is a dark shade of blue, light shade of blue, white with blue low profile Corsair DDR3 1600. It's a sharp board. Will definitely get a case with a side window in it. This mobo has everything you could want and it is rock solid. It just goes to show you since my last build 4 1/2 yrs ago how far technology has come. If any of you are thinking of building one this mobo is a superior choice. I have 16Gig of ram on Win7 64bit to run multiple VM's and Video Editing. It overclocked to 4.5 with vcore 1.24. I'm gonna run the extreme profile and see how much further I can push it just to see what kind of chip I have. System Specs: i7 2600K Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 O.C to 4.5 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Corsair Vengeance 16Gig DDR3 1600 Low Profile Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 @GB GDDR5 Pioneer D-216 Super Multi Drive Thermaltake 1200watt Power Supply Win 7 64-bit Viewsonic VX2753mh-LED 27 inch Full HD Widescreen Happy New Year to all at Wilders!!