Theonedub, FWIW that's a good board. With 3 PCI Express x16s and SLI capability, it seems a good choice for those who are both folders and gamers.
I have found that making purchase decisions by brand rather than by model makes me miss out on good stuff. Every brand has some winners and some junk. I've recently been impressed by MSI (and my main rig is now on an MSI NF980-G65 that has been fantastic. I used to be Asus/Gigabyte-only.