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which motherboard will be better for this build, the motherboards i have in mind are the Maximus IV Gene-Z or the gigabyte z68x-ud4
the ud4 is £20 more expensive but i feel that with it being ATX it has more options for expansion over the gene-z; it will be going into a HAF X so it will make more use of it

The build is:
CPU: 2500k
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600
Case: HAF X
PSU: Coolermaster GX750
HDD: F3 1TB
CPU Cooler: A70
GPU: 6870 Hawk
Mobo: one of the above (Gene-z or Z68x-UD4)

Thank You
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gigabye z68xp ud4
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Asus GTX560 Ti GSkill 8gb Ripjaws X Series. CAS-8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64gb SSD/Hitachi Desktar 1.5 TB 7k3000 Asus 24x DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 55" Sony Bravia 1080P 
PowerCase
Cougar 700 cmx NZXT Phantom 
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Intel i7 2600k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Asus GTX560 Ti GSkill 8gb Ripjaws X Series. CAS-8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64gb SSD/Hitachi Desktar 1.5 TB 7k3000 Asus 24x DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 55" Sony Bravia 1080P 
PowerCase
Cougar 700 cmx NZXT Phantom 
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+1 ^
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Intel i7-2600k @ 5v DC Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 eVGA nVidia 260GTX 216 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 320 80GByte SSD Lite-On Blu-ray Drive Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Alienware OptX AW2310 
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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V Cooler Master Centurion Razer Diamondback - Red 
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Intel i7-2600k @ 5v DC Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD4 eVGA nVidia 260GTX 216 Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 320 80GByte SSD Lite-On Blu-ray Drive Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 23" Alienware OptX AW2310 
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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 EPS12V Cooler Master Centurion Razer Diamondback - Red 
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Thanks
Just wondering how did u find overclocking with the UD4?
What did u manage to get easily with ur 2600k
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running a UD4 now. Very solid board.
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68 UD4 EVGA GTX670 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
M4SSD + Hitachi 1.5tb Win 7 Ult 64bit HP 2509b Logitech G11 
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Seasonic X-760 Cosair 600T logitech mx518 ratpadz xt 
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68 UD4 EVGA GTX670 8GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
M4SSD + Hitachi 1.5tb Win 7 Ult 64bit HP 2509b Logitech G11 
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