Heres another way of looking at it. When the Sandy Bridge motherboards were shipped the were all recalled. Creating numerous problems. Even after that some motherboard manufactures got it right, some didn't. IMHO AsRock did the best job here. As for Ivy Bridge I too have a new build planned. The CPU doesn't worry me as much as the motherboard. Which manufacture will get it right? Just that AsRock got it right this time, doesn't mean they will get it right now. Lots of people are buy the new Ivy Bridge moterboards and the CPU isn't out yet. I prefer to let the dust settle and read the reviews before I take the plunge.