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New delay and new doubts (mobo choice) :)

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While waiting for the corsair link to assemble everything, I left the mainboard, ram and cable sleeving color (from bitfenix alchemy) to be decided at the last time since new boards, and bioses still comes.

I do NOT need any of the z68 features, but some z68 boards seem "revised and bugfixed" respect their p67 counterparts or have better features regarding power phases, component choice or aesthetics- only for these reasons they are in my list.

budget is 200€.
SLI not required, but a single dua-gpu card may be used in the future
1 pci slot needed

-asus p8p67 deluxe
this was my pick of all p67 boards i have checked.
pros: 12+2 power phases, internal usb header, usb3 header/panel (will use corsair panel, but the internal connector is a plus), intel lan
cos: occasional mouse not detected issue (which i experience on my actual rampage board and i absolutely hate it), no pci-e 3.0 compatible.
neutral: colors are ok for me, i like blue and I can use blue sleeving

-asrock z68 extreme7 gen3 (8+4 power phases)
-asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 (8+4 power phases)
-asrock z68 fatal1ty professional gen3 (12+6 power phases)

pros: pci-e 3.0 compatible with IB cpu, very good looking (especially the black/gold of the x7), additionally the extreme4 has broadcom lan
cons: less refined bios, smaller user base
neutral: Not sure which to pick among these three. The x4 and x7 will surely be available in september but i can afford the fatal1ty, and I have read that the it is better built than the p67 fatality pro board.

The M4E p67 price got reduced but it's still over my budget. I have a binned cpu which does 1.28v @4.5 with HT and PLL overvolt disabled, and that i'll use for daily and for gaming.

I consider important the pci-e 3.0 compatibility because i may get a dual gpu card in the future which will run at 8x, and pci-e 2.0 8x speed will be a bottleneck.

For this round i'm not considering other brands, so dont suggest them, tnx.
WIP 2017
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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up. i'd really like some advice
WIP 2017
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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WIP 2017
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7700k 5.0 @1.30 target Asus Z270 Apex Asus Geforce 1080 Strix A0G G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600@? 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Sandisc Extreme pro 480GB WD Red 4TB Cryorig A80 Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Benq BL3200PT 1440p Corsair HX850i To be decided Mionix Naos 5000 
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