I decided to go with the intel e6750, and i already have THIS ram sitting in the closet. Here are some links to 2 boards i'm considering.
what i'm concerned with is basically the RAM being "plug and play" capable for lack of a better term. I'm unfamiliar with how to determine custom bios settings for ram and that whole process.. so the 2nd board poses some problems in that area i think.. but i'm afraid of sacrificing performance because of laziness. Any suggestions?