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Need MB for i7 2600k build

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Hello everybody!

I am in search of a mobo for my build which will be based on the Intel i7 2600k processor. I have allready started purchasing parts ex: the video card which is a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super OC 1.53GB http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...px?pid=3830#ov

I have been browsing the web up and down, forth and back and I only become more and more undecided about which mobo to choose...too many options...too many variables...i am LOST!

I'll be using the computer for CAD aplications and gaming for recreation, but the CAD applications will matter the most. (did not go for QUDARO graphics due to overpricing in my country, a Quadro 4000 would have dug a whole in my budget).

So I've been looking at mainly ASUS products till now...dunno why because I never had an ASUS mobo before, but I guess it caught my eye somehow. (would consider looking at other brands too, but the mobo is the one piece I ain't gonna go cheap on)

So here are the boards i"ve been thinking of:
option 1
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...imus_IV_GENEZ/
Would like this board because i would go for a mATX build...smaller form factor...nice case i've found for this mobo...

option 2
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...s_IV_ExtremeZ/
(or the Maximus IV Extreme - P67 chipset)
Would choose this board only because of the looks of it, would never use it at it's full potential...yes i know...

option 3
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...WS_Revolution/

option 4
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int.../P8Z68_DELUXE/

option 5
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...55/P8Z68V_PRO/

Would go for a mobo with video output on back pannel, just to be safe and have backup...you never know.

So i've been looking at power phases: 16 phase, 12 phase, 8 phase...EPU, TPU switches for easy OC and Power efficiency, and so on...I've read reviews and becnhmarks...and still don't know what to choose

So as a conclusion...i'm thinking of
-going on SLI in the future(i understand that x8/x8 is enough for single monitor configuration, so would not quite benefit from x16/x16)
-intense usage of CPU for rendering (hyperthreading will definitely be enabled)
-connect a fair amount of HDD's/SSD's (2-3 HDD, 1 SSD)
-1 27" monitor
-fair amount of USB devices (I use 4-5 devices connected simultaneously on a daily basis)

If you need more ifo...I'll gladly give them to you!

Thanx in advance! Good day to you all.
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maximus gene-z

best board ever

and you can easily sli

Shhh!
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z MSI GTX1080 Gaming X Corsair XMS3 2GB x 4 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Crucial M4 256GB Vertex 4 512GB 1 TB Black Caviar Noctua NH-D14 Achieva Shimian 27" 2560x1440 Kingwin Lazer Platinum LZP-550 550W  
Case
Silverstone SG09 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z MSI GTX1080 Gaming X Corsair XMS3 2GB x 4 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorPower
Crucial M4 256GB Vertex 4 512GB 1 TB Black Caviar Noctua NH-D14 Achieva Shimian 27" 2560x1440 Kingwin Lazer Platinum LZP-550 550W  
Case
Silverstone SG09 
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Originally Posted by adjas View Post
maximus gene-z

best board ever

and you can easily sli

so far it's +1 for gene z
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