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I may acquire a 2600k in the next couple months, along with everything I would need to build up an 1155 system, except for a motherboard. I want to push this 2600k as far as it can go, so naturally I need a motherboard that won't be a bottleneck for my OC. I generally stick to Asus boards, as they have a proven track record for me, but I'm not afraid to venture into other brands. Most likely the other peripherals that will come with the board will be 2x gtx580's (watercooled), 2x4gb ddr3 2000 RAM (I will add 2 more later, wont want more than 16gb ever), Soundblaster x-fi soundcard (cant find the model atm), and a Thermaltake 1200w PSU. Also, I plan on watercooling the CPU, but probably not the motherboard-I've had bad experiences cooling the chipset/mosfet. Basically, what board can probably take this chip the furthest? I've been eyeing the Asus Maximus IV Extreme, but not sure if the new z68 chipset is good yet. Havent seen too much about it yet. What are your opinions? Also, there's no real budget limit on my board...so go crazy
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UD7 or Maximus, but UD7 is the better of the 2 IMO.
 
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P8p67 Pro/Deluxe would be fine.

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post #4 of 28
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P8p67 Pro/Deluxe would be fine.

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I agree, either of those should be fine. With SandyBridge chips it's more about the individual CPU, than the motherboard. The asus p67 boards are pretty popular on here, so you'll have lots of help if needed. I went with the ASRock Extreme4 b3, because I didn't want to go Asus, it was in stock at MC, and I got it for $115 with their combo deal, and it had the features I wanted. I've been really happy with it, although if newegg had the Extreme4 gen3 in stock when I was at the store, I may have paid the extra $45 ($160)to get it, just because it's so pretty, and PCI-E 3.0.

plus the p67 chipset runs pretty cool in my experience, so the boards with all the crazy huge heatsinks aren't really necessary.
Edited by anubis1127 - 8/17/11 at 7:19pm
post #5 of 28
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That UD7 is sexy...I'll have to look more into it, and see what the main differences between it and the Maximus are
post #6 of 28
I had an Asus P8P67 Pro. It cost far less, but if your budget is endless, get one of the 2 I mentioned.

I hit 5.0 easily.
 
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post #7 of 28
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K, so now here's the real question: Is there much of a difference between the z68 and the p67 chipsets? To me the UD7 boards look identical, with exception to the indicated chipsets
post #8 of 28
Z68 supports SSD caching, quick sync, and the ability to use the onboard video. Seeing as you have an SSD, and 2 580's, the extra cost of the Z68 platform isn't really worth it.
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I agree, either of those should be fine. With SandyBridge chips it's more about the individual CPU, than the motherboard. The asus p67 boards are pretty popular on here, so you'll have lots of help if needed. I went with the ASRock Extreme4 b3, because I didn't want to go Asus, it was in stock at MC, and I got it for $115 with their combo deal, and it had the features I wanted. I've been really happy with it, although if newegg had the Extreme4 gen3 in stock when I was at the store, I may have paid the extra $45 ($160)to get it, just because it's so pretty, and PCI-E 3.0.

plus the p67 chipset runs pretty cool in my experience, so the boards with all the crazy huge heatsinks aren't really necessary.
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Same board + IGP and SSD Caching.

I would just go with the p Series myself unless you think SSD caching is worth it to you.
 
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