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Money is no object, but I do not want to pay for features I don't need.

With that in mind, what is the best LGA1155 motherboard for what I wish to do? Here's my checklist:

- Core i7-2600K
- 1000w PSU
- 16GB DDR3-1600
- One 120GB SSD, One 1TB
- Best overclocking
- Works with Cooler Master Centurion 5 (if this is even an issue with any board)
- Two GTX 570s in SLI. This is the one I'm concerned about the most, because of the PCIe bandwidth matter. Reviews seem to say that running two cards at x8/x8 is no problem with minimal bandwidth loss, so I'd like a motherboard that can run two 570s at their highest bandwidth possible given the current chipset. For example, I see motherboards with three PCIe slots, each running at x16/x8/x4 respectively...I don't know if this would mean I could run the two cards at x8/x8 or not.
- GUI setup screen for BIOS/UEFI. This one isn't essential though, but I would pay extra for it. If there's a motherboard that has all of the above, but not this one, then ignore this one.
    
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E6400 PNY 9800GT 4GB DDR2 1TB WD Caviar Green 
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Windows 7 Professional x64 Hannspree HF255 25" 375w 
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E6400 PNY 9800GT 4GB DDR2 1TB WD Caviar Green 
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Asus P8P67 WS Revolution

Asus P8P67 Deluxe

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD5

These are probably the current top end cards for LGA155 supporting at least x8/x8 for multi-GPU setups. just take your pick
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Foxconn A79A-S PNY GTS450 XLR8 KVR800D2N6/2G 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD2500AAKS WD3200AAKS WD10EARS WD3200JB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DRW-1608P2 Asus DRW-1608P2 Corsair H70 Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ASUS VW193S Logitech EX100 LC-Power 650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE Logitech EX100 Creative Audigy 2 ZS Creative i-Trigue L3450 
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I need upgrades
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Foxconn A79A-S PNY GTS450 XLR8 KVR800D2N6/2G 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD2500AAKS WD3200AAKS WD10EARS WD3200JB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DRW-1608P2 Asus DRW-1608P2 Corsair H70 Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ASUS VW193S Logitech EX100 LC-Power 650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE Logitech EX100 Creative Audigy 2 ZS Creative i-Trigue L3450 
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