G'day I am wondering what mobo I should go with for my new build:
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k (OC ~4.7GHz planned) COOLER: Noctua D-14 or Coolermaster V8 (looks better) RAM: 16GB (4x4GM) G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 GPU: Powercolor 4GB 6990 OC (CF in future / possibly CF 2 * 6970s instead) CASE: HAF-X PSU: Corsair AX1200 Gold SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB DVD/CD: Samsung SH-B123A Blu-ray DVD combo COOLING: - 2 additional Coolermaster red LED 200mm mega flow fans possibly another smaller fan - Lamptron FC5 V2 Controller (dont like running that many fans off mobo)
Budget: $3,000 AUS Resolution: 3*24" eyefinity (6024*1080) Usage: Gaming, Graphic Design (photoshop illustrator), 3D Modelling, very small amount of video editing
Mobo: considering ASRock Z68 Extreme 4
Is something like the ASUS Maximus Extreme IV Z worth the extra cost? or ASUS P8Z78-V Pro? or Gigabyte UD7? or other suggestion?
(6Gbps SATA and USB 3.0 are wanted (2*USB 3.0 fine))
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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I think that ASRock mobo would do the job nicely but the x16/x16 CF on that ASUS would be handy with such a high end GPU. I think the ASUS would probably be worth it but the ASRock would also be perfectly decent.
With that set up I would look into either an Asus Revolution or Gigabyte UD7. Both are NF 200 boards (x16 & x16).