It looks like newegg finally has an X58 1366 socket motherboard with sata III and usb 3.0. The ASUS P6X58D Premium is priced at $300, which is not too horribly expensive for an X58 motherboard (I was expecting $400, myself)!
Yeah, yeah….I know; few have usb 3.0 devices and even fewer have hard drives which can push themselves beyond sata II bandwidth limitations, but that is bound to change pretty quickly.
Here are the specs per NewEgg:
ASUS P6X58D Premium
CPU Type: Core i7 (LGA1366)
FSB: QPI 6.4GT/S
North Bridge Intel X58
South Bridge Intel ICH10R
Number of Memory Slots: 6×240pin
Memory Standard: DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported: 24GB
Channel Supported: Triple Channel
PCI Express 2.0 x16: 3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (at x16/x8/x8 or x16/x16/x1 mode)
PCI Express x1: 1
PCI Slots: 2
SATA 3Gb/s: 6
SATA 6Gb/s: 2 x SATA 6Gb/s
SATA RAID: 0/1/5/10
Audio Channels: 8 Channels
LAN Chipset: Marvell 88E8056
Second LAN Chipset: Marvell 88E8056
Max LAN Speed: Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Rear Panel Ports
USB 1.1/2.0: 4 x USB 2.0
USB 3.0: 2 x USB 3.0
IEEE 1394: 1 x IEEE 1394a
S/PDIF Out: 1 x Optical, 1 x Coaxial
Not too shabby, eh? I’ll probably wait for a few reviews to come in before I pull the trigger and buy this mobo, but it looks promising.
Check it out at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131614
P.S. Thanks to engadget for including my tip on this piece of hardware and including a link to my site.
Note to self: spell and grammar check blog posts before potentially getting linked to by engadget….ugh.