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I'd go with the ASUS Maximus IV or Revolution, but I'm bias towards ASUS with P67 socket boards because my UD4 was a pile that lacked a lot of new features ASUS put into theirs.

Both those boards will allow 3way xfire.
Do you know if the 5850 is worth doing 2 or 3 way xfire? I heard they scaled horribly. The price is definitely right for them though. But I would have to upgrade my PSU since the one I will be using is a 750tx which would be fine for dual, but not sure about triple 5850. I kind of want to try a Nvidia card sometime soon since my last one was the 9800gtx+.
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Ok so I just saw the Z68 UD7 just come up on NewEgg... I think I know what I'm getting
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The last I heard they were releasing Ivy Bridge on 1155 with a bios update. But we will not really know until Intel says something. They may have and I did not see it yet, but as far as I know is all speculation right now.
I think Ivy Bridge being compatible with current LGA-1155 Cougar Point motherboards has already been confirmed at this point.
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I think Ivy Bridge being compatible with current LGA-1155 Cougar Point motherboards has already been confirmed at this point.
I am waiting for the Z68 UD4 to come in the mail. I ended up settling for that board and I am going to work on a nice scheme build. I am hoping there will be 6 cores for sandy or something else I can upgrade to in the future maybe. Some people say they think there wont be 6 core Sandys and some think there will be. (on 1155)
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At least some of the IB cpus are supposed to be OK in the current 1155 boards, but knowing intel I'm going to just expect to have to get a new board for a shiny new 6 or 8 core IB.
At least that way i won't be disappointed & if they do work fine with the current 1155 boards it will be a nice surprise.
    
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knowing intel I'm going to just expect to have to get a new board for a shiny new 6 or 8 core IB.
Different market, no? I wouldn't expect 6 or 8-core CPU for LGA-1155. I expect those to be limited to their high-end LGA-2011 sockets for a while unless AMD comes up with some radical improvements in the $150~250 CPU range.
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Different market, no? I wouldn't expect 6 or 8-core CPU for LGA-1155. I expect those to be limited to their high-end LGA-2011 sockets for a while unless AMD comes up with some radical improvements in the $150~250 CPU range.
That's what I'm thinking, there are supposed to be IB chips that will drop into 1155, but some people may be thinking all IB will work with 1155.
Seen a few posts where people ask about motherboards & get recommended the p67 now because they will work with IB when they upgrade.
But the ones that will work with 1155 likely won't be much of an upgrade over 2500k or 2600k. But really just have to wait see.
    
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