Originally Posted by AsanteSoul
listen OP...it's a gaming rig..you don't need a 2600k...its excessive, I assure you..while it may satisfy your perverse need for power, it won't be very smart financially..I've owned/tried the UD7, maximus iv extreme, sabertooth p67, and have settled with the p8p67 deluxe...all the motherboards are the same more or less (efi/power phases/pci-e slots etc)...
If you plan on going with a multiple monitor setup I could understand your need to own a 2600k and a ud7, but put the money where you'll benefit from it the most...what games are you playing? What resolution? Don't spend more money on parts where you won't even utilize it's power..The M4E and UD7 are sexy boards, but a p8p67 can do what it can do as far as overclocking is concerned...but, if you insist on getting a ud7..get a 2500k, a gtx 560 (oc it to stock gtx 570 speeds if possible) and call it a day
You don't need to spend a lot to get your computer performing like someone that actually did spend a lot
Hmmm... you've got a nice point there.
I will just be gaming with a single monitor only at 1080p res but I want the the details as high as possible. For games, it would primarily be FPS and RTS
. I just had chosen 2600k in the thought that some future games may still be CPU intensive/bound (like Starcraft 2).
My goal also for the rig is for it be scalable with future game releases but yes, not to the point that I have so much extra power than what I needed for today. That is why I am very keen with the UD7 because it allows for three way SLI.