Originally Posted by lqcorsa
You've all been a huge help. I'll probably give the Maximus IV Gene-Z a go, with the 2500K.
Maybe I'll have a new thread in the build log section in the near future.
Edit - Regarding the case, I've chosen the pricey, but worth it Corsair Obsidian 650D.
I think the motherboard/cpu combo is great, but I think you might look elsewhere for your case. The 650D is certainly flashy but if you aren't going water cooling there are other cases that can perform much better on air.
Look at silverstone's raven/temjin/fortress cases, or coolermaster's HAF series from the 912 up to the X. If you're looking for performance they will best the 650D. If you're just going for looks, than I suppose that it's up to you.