The Tech Report heard EVGA's Classified SR-2 motherboard should start shipping this week. This is a new high-end motherboard with Intel's 5520 chipset, a pair of LGA1366 sockets, seven PCIe x16 slots, 12 DDR3 DIMM slots (with support for unregistered RAM), SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0. This spiritual successor of Intel's Skulltrail platform will be sold for $599.
Shipments of the Classified SR-2 should begin this week. EVGA is targeting extreme enthusiasts and bona-fide workstation users, which are probably among the few demographics likely not to run screaming from the $599 price tag.
EVGA told us the board actually surpasses the extended ATX specification, so it won't fit in many cases—even big workstation ones. That's why EVGA has teamed up with Cooler Master to design a special enclosure for Classified SR-2 systems. You'll find pictures of the case in the image gallery below. The case should start shipping in the third quarter with pricing around the $300 mark (and an EVGA logo on the front).