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asus P8p67 WS revolution overkill for gaming?

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I am building a new pc for my brother. Here are the specs so far:
i7 2600k
Corsair h50
2x4gb ripjaws x 1600 cl8
1tb WD black sata 6.0gbps
2x msi R6970 lightning
NZXT phantom
corsair hx1000 or silverstone strider gold 1000w
I am looking to get him the asus p8p67 WS revolution for his system. He plans to use it for gaming only. He wants a very stable system, but is the Asus board overkill for gaming? Would he be better off with either an asrock/asus/gigabyte for around $210?
any advice would be helpul, thanks!
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change the cpu to a 2500K if its only for gaming the 2600K isnt worth it. I'd get the P67a-UD4-B3 or the Z68x-UD4-B3.
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if you are planning triple sli/crossfire or quad crossfire, then yes, if not, then another asus p67 mb will do the same job and cost less.
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Just like what gooface said, change to the 2500k if it's only for gaming.

If he ends up with only the 2 6970, then you don't need a WS Revolution. IMO save a few bucks and go with the P8P67 Deluxe. IF he plans on getting a third card then get the WS Revolution.
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I've got pretty much the same setup you are looking at. 2x 6950 unlocked to 6970, i5 2500k, with a P8P67-M Pro board. This machine runs everything flawlessly, and the MB was only $150.
    
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ws revo kicks ass, go for quads lol.
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PSU is way overkill in case you were interested to know..you only need 650W for that setup, 750 max.

Also, the H50 is garbage unless you're having space issues
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