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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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