That is one sweet board. Great review! Tempted to get it just to bench the Intel LAN vs the "Bigfoot". I thought it was interesting how each of the z77 boards had their spot, performance-wise. The newness of the board actually has it priced at or above most of the other boards in this price range, but only two others(top tier ASRock and FTW eVGA) will run 2(x16 pci-e) in SLI. All of the others fall to x16, x8 or x8, x8 right away.
Thanks again for the review, especially for the timing!
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