Thanks for the info guys (and no insult Gals)
Money is tight for me at the moment (no job no dole no benefits just a care allowance for my disabled Farther).
so i'm looking at spending as little as i can on the Best board that i can stretch to money wise
Bought the xeon 5650 for a reasonable price
Pieces i can canablise from other rig(s)
have DDR 3 ram i can use in in another build
Have Pair of HD5770 for C/Fire and all the other bits needed to build a new to me system apart from a Decent m/b
looking a 3 on fleabay all of the above come up at different times one extra i found was a ASUS Rampage II Extreme, LGA 1366/Socket B with an I7 9 if i bid and won that i would have to flog on the I7 after testing it)
The best boards come last. the P6 is first. the one costing the potential most in the middle (with CPU ).
Hard choice time ?
Will keep you updated (unless any one takes pity an pm's me)