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I cant decide on a mobo and memory. Asus Maximus IV Extreme or Gigabyte P67A-UD7??? I have always used Asus, but damn that UD7 looks sexy. Also, are approximate prices available for either? I think I read $380 for the Asus.

Should I even bother with 2000+ MHz memory or is 1600 with lower timings better? Anything out there that would match pretty well?? I know the Dominator GTs would look right at home on the Maximus.
Edited by Kold - 1/8/11 at 5:27am
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the Maximus IV Extreme is an ovious choice, but can you justify the price tag? will you need all the features that the ROG board offers? 4 way SLI or Crossfire? will you be doing ectreme OCing? same with the UD7 both are enthusiast boards for this new intel chip. what vid cards are you going to be using?

In terems of memory just get your self a good kit of Corsair Dominator 1600MHz CAS 8-8-8-24. should be around £130 ish

or even a set of Corsair Vengance 8GB C9 1600MHz its very well priced.
Edited by adamjamesroe - 1/8/11 at 5:33am
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I saw in a couple reviews that it didn't perform quite as well as the UD7 and yeah I'll be running tri sli 580s and overclocking a 2600k around 5ghz. I think I will just go with asus though because they have never let me down, unlike evga(pos boards) and msi. Ive heard very good things about gigabyte, though.
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The UD7 costs less than the RoG. I can not say for 100% certainty that you will be able to run tri sli nor at what speed. Both will do 16x/16x via the NF200 tho.
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I saw in a couple reviews that it didn't perform quite as well as the UD7 and yeah I'll be running tri sli 580s and overclocking a 2600k around 5ghz. I think I will just go with asus though because they have never let me down, unlike evga(pos boards) and msi. Ive heard very good things about gigabyte, though.
If you're seriously going to tri-SLI GTX580s (you had better have an impressive display setup for that amount of GPU power) get the UD7. As long as the P67 motherboard you choose has the NF200 chip on it, you will have 8 lanes for each card (8x/8x/8x). Not quite as good as X58 at 16x/8x/8x, but the difference between the two should only be about 5-10%.

Then again, when you can get a X58 setup for almost the same price as P67...
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I'll be using three 1080p monitors at 5760x1080. I seriously am in a bind on the UD7 and Maximus. However, I think regardless of which I go for, they will perform well. I like that the UD7 has optional EFI Bios upgrade which means I can choose either or.

Okay, the UD7 is available to buy right now. The Asus is nowhere to be seen.

Also, last question I promise. Money isn't an issue so what memory configuration would benefit my plans best? 4GB, 6GB, or 8GB? 1600 or 2000MHz? All would be dual channel. I know lower latency is great, but so is higher speed. Need some opinions fast so I can pull the trigger! Thanks!

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If you're seriously going to tri-SLI GTX580s (you had better have an impressive display setup for that amount of GPU power) get the UD7. As long as the P67 motherboard you choose has the NF200 chip on it, you will have 8 lanes for each card (8x/8x/8x). Not quite as good as X58 at 16x/8x/8x, but the difference between the two should only be about 5-10%.

Then again, when you can get a X58 setup for almost the same price as P67...
Oh then I will just go dual GPU/Monitors. Thanks for the heads up there.
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