you are correct the board is way too expensive and i also agree that SLI is not worth the money, i have spoken to the person and convinced him its not worth going down this route.
What i would like is a Gigabyte motherboard as i think they are prob the best (my opinion) although ASUS is also good, i need something that can take a quad processor, DDR3 RAM, and has a good number of USB ports, say 6?
I dnt mind doing my own research but dont know where to start can you possibly suggest some reviews i can read please? or even recommend a motherbaord?
the computer will be used to do loads of video editing so i need to make something that will achieve this, also for gaming.