I think I snagged the only available Intel DP67BGB3 motherboard from DirectCanada (sister site of NCIX and BestDirect) as moments after I ordered it, the item’s status went to “not available”. NCIX, NewEgg and BestDirect are all out of stock too. However, TigerDirect has the DP67BGB3 in stock albeit at a much higher price.
I should be getting the board sometime this week. I have the i7-2600K processor along with 16GB of Corsair DDR3 Vengeance memory dying to be used. The system will be primarily for application development, running virtual machines and day trading stocks on the side (a lot of technical analysis and charting).
I have a feel the revised version of Intel’s DP67BG “Burrage” is coming out within the next few days. Searching for “DP67BG B3” on Google is returning some freshly updated results, including a page with the new SKUs of the board on a local retailer’s website. While Asus, Biostar and MSI (just to name a few) have had their boards out for a few weeks now, I rather go with Intel’s offering as I plan to use it in my primary workstation at my office. When it comes to professional workstations, I like to stick with Intel-only components, since they are generally known for stability. That’s not to say everyone else’s boards aren’t stable or low in quality. I don’t want anything to do with overclocking (even though the i7-2600K I have is unlocked… hah!) so my plan is to stick with a “no-frills” motherboard. To be honest, I should be waiting for the Q67 series of motherboards (since they are targeted for business use) but I am impatient.