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Motherboard for I5 2500k Build?

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Hey i am building my self a new pc.

I need help choosing a motherboard

it will contain:

I5 2500K (or i7 2600k)
GTX560TI OR GTX 570
8GB RAM (don't know which ones)
Thermaltake 675W psu
Corsair 400r
Corsair H80

I got a budget of £150 for a motherboard so i was hoping which on is good for games and overclocking (cheaper the better but has to have goo features)....

Thanks in advance
Arctic Wolf
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 3930K ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 x2 (SLI) Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz 32GB (CML8GX3M2A1866C9) 
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Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
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Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
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Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Intel I7 3930K ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 x2 (SLI) Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz 32GB (CML8GX3M2A1866C9) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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I wouldn't waste the extra money on a 2600k unless you are doing video editing, coding, ect. The 2500k is beast for just about every game title for next couple of years when overclocked to 4ghz. Since you plan on going with Nvidia gpu's (good choice) make sure the board is SLI compatable incase later down the road you want more performance for gaming. I would go with Asus P8P67 pro board since it is great for overclocking especially for people new to overclocking. The bios is very user friendly and easy to navigate plus there is a ton of people with them to help you out. I would make sure the ram you buy is 1.5v and CAS 8 it will be alot better performance wise and the prices are so cheap it is worth it, also intel says the max voltage for sandy bridge ram is 1.5v. I would dump thermaltake and get a Corsair 750w psu since Corsair really stands behind there products and will replace it if anything happens plus they can deliver the stated wattage continuously not just a peak. The GTX 570 is a better card for the future if you want to run Sli and with the extra money saved not buying a 2600k you could afford the 570. Good luck!
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what about the maxumus gene-z or the sabertooth p67?
Arctic Wolf
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 3930K ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 x2 (SLI) Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz 32GB (CML8GX3M2A1866C9) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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Arctic Wolf
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Intel I7 3930K ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 x2 (SLI) Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz 32GB (CML8GX3M2A1866C9) 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Vertex 4 256GB Corsair H100 Corsair AF120 x2 Corsair SP120 x4 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair AF140 x1 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ XL2420T Corsair K60 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX850 Corsair C70 Corsair M60 Mionix Sargas 900 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Corsair AX850 Red Individually Sleeved Modular ... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... Phobya Y-adapter 4Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin (12V) 30... 4 in 3 HDD cage 
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