Noob @ PC building need MOBO help and any other advice


1st build....Very excited about getting into this hobby..!! my wifes NOT

I am going to game alot and I want to put together a strong machine for Battlefield 3 comming out

here is what i have thus far

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119225

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136533

2X EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP ...
Item #: N82E16814130622

Coolmax 1200W ATX12V v2.3 /EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with ...
Item #: N82E16817159123

Logitech G510 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823126100

Logitech G400 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104577

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM

Ozone Gaming Gear GROUND LEVEL Gaming Mouse Pad
Item #: N82E16826996056

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
Item #: N82E16819115070

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835103065

LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA IHBS112-29 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106346

I need a strong motherboard...I'd like to keep this under 2500 if possible..I am @ 1895.88 before shipping

along with MOBO I am planning on having 3 monitors....any advice on this?

thank you....
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  1. I would look at the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3.

    You can run both of your GTX 570s at x16 at the same time. Most other socket LGA1155 boards you can only run both cards at x8, even if they are both in x16 slots.
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