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What is the best motherboard/cpu combo for heavy gaming/OC?

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December 30, 2012 1:35:23 AM

I am currently building a personal heavy gaming rig, but over time so money is not a problem. The motherboard that I have in mind is an MSI Big Bang-XPower II one reason being it is SLI/Crossfire compatible. However this motherboard holds a LGA 2011 socket which many of you may know are not fond of overclockers and gamers, but are for heavy renderers, workstations, and etc.

Is there a LGA 2011 cpu that is good for my gaming/overclocking situation? If so or not, is there another motherboard/cpu combo that is better than what I have in mind.

P.S. I have a HAF X CoolerMaster Chassis so I can handle up to XL-ATX.

Extra Info:
http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Big-Bang-XPower-II.html
http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Thank to whoever helps.
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December 30, 2012 10:14:46 AM

I wont recommend that motherboard, if you got the money get a ASUS Maximus IV for $430
or
Gigabyte X79-UD5

As for a CPU you need to get a K series CPU. What is your budget on the CPU?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $570 it is $500 on amazon.
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