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Working on a mod based around white and black in a 600T. Basic requirements:

Will host two 560Ti Twin Frozr IIs, and a soundcard. As such, I'd love to be able to have an additional space between the TFII's for better cooling, hoping to bring down the noise level. Since they will be spaced out as such, I'm fond of the motherboards that have the PCI-E x1 slot above the rest.

Overclock will be light, probably 4.5Ghz 24/7.

This is going to be an air build built around silence. Basically, my rig I don't need to fiddle with and can count on always being up. As such, reliability is a huge factor.

I was leaning towards the Sabertooth P67 because of the aesthetics, expansion slot layout, and the fact that I am a devout ASUS guy, they've earned my trust over the years. But, I've read all sorts of reports with heat issues due to the thermal armor. Not keen on a 50mm fan when I'm opting for silence.

Ultimately, I know the Z68-V Gen 3 is a much better board, but I can't stand the blue sinks.

I've also looked at the ASRock Extreme4 Z68/P67, and the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4.

I'm wary of either because of some bad reviews on the ASRock board from HardOCP and Bit-Tech, and have heard of all sorts of reset/boot issues with the Gigabyte board.

What should I order?
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zfz.Professional
(16 items)
 
zfz.Prodigy
(9 items)
 
zfz.Bench
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe EVGA GTX 670 8GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 830 128GB H60 Win 7 64 Bit BitFenix Spectre Pro 
Audio
NuForce uDAC 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 ASUS RoG Matrix 7970 8GB Samsung DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 Prolimatech Megahalems Black Win 7 64bit BenQ XL2420T 
PowerCase
Corsair AX650 TripT Custom Bench 
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