Summary: OK, for starters the P6T is *not* the most recent socket 1366 mobo. It does not have USB 3.0 or SATA 6 Gbps. Having said that, it does have the triple PCI-e slots, and a load of other ports/slots. If I really want USB 3.0 I'll just buy an add-in card; considering I own no 3.0 devices, it's really a non-issue. Also, only the highest-end SSD's can max SATA 3.0 Gbps, and that's again irrelevant as I run a 4-disk RAID with conventional HDD's.
Summary: Building a computer prompts many decisions. I always do my research and put my build design on paper before I buy. I've always been a gamer growing up and my home-built rigs share that influence. I always start my planning with a motherboard that will satisfy all of my needs. I had to keep my wallet in mind this time but I wanted a really good board, with lots of features and including support for Core i7 (LGA 1366 socket) so I went with the ASUS P6T.
Summary: I installed 12GB (6x2GB) of OCZ Platinum 1600mhz RAM with no problem. Booted up flawlessly, Vista recognizes it and so does CPUZ. Mind you, i'm running the RAM at 1600mhz, 9-9-9-24 timings and 1.5v as is what the bios set automatically when I chose the 1600mhz profile in AI tweaker and I have not yet played around with this. Cons: Manual for this board (V1) states you can only install one 1600 dimm per channel, limiting you to 6GB max of 1600...incorrect.