Thanks for the excellent article. I enjoy buying and building computer hardware, but try to pace myself by skipping generations. It's a rather loose benchmark, but my current desktop is an AMD 4400 X2 with DDR PC3200 and an NVidia 7800GTX. Now that the P35 chipset and DDR3 memeory is out, I have "allowed" my interest to perk up again and to begin investigating the possibility of leapfrogging DDR2 and get a quad core, DDR3 based platform. I'm in no hurry since the longer I wait, the better the prices will be but I'm looking forward to reading the Asus motherboard review.
Also, I did notice one very minor error, on the first page describing the memory speeds, should the line
DDR3-1333 (233 x 8 = 2.66GHz; 1333MHz)
DDR3-1333 (333 x 8 = 2.66GHz; 1333MHz)