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Best multi-GPU motherboard to switch from AMD?

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I am strongly considering switching my sig rig to an Intel setup with a 2500k for gaming. I have two GTX 480s in SLI right now and may be adding a third soon. Do you have any recommendations for the best motherboard for me?

I don't care about the new features in the Z68 chipset, but I would go with it if the price was comparable or if it was more future-proof or something. The most important things for me are tri-SLI (or quad) support, ability to overclock, low heat, and ease of use (not buggy). I am somewhat partial to ASUS though I could be swayed to another manufacturer if there was a good reason. I'd like to stay around $200, but I would go higher if there was a compelling reason. I need a couple SATA 3 (6 Gbit/sec) ports and maybe one or two USB 3, but I don't have many devices in this system since it is only for gaming. I have a PCI sound card now, but I'll probably have to lose that in favor of quad SLI because I haven't seen a board that can fit both.

I am currently looking at the ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION ($190 on NewEgg). Any reasons for or against this board? I didn't see much of a benefit for me to upgrade to their Maximus line. Is there? Are there any other ASUS boards that support quad SLI that might be better choices?

Also, does it make a difference whether I put my GPUs in the Intel-controlled x8 slots or Nvidia x16s? For AMD, it is best to run RAM near 1600MHz with tight timings (see mine at CL5). What clock speed should I run for Intel?

Thanks!
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WS Revolution is the best bang for your buck board for 3 way SLI or Crossfire. Maximus just has a different power delivery system. Get the WS
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Thank you very much. A new WS Revolution is on its way
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