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roy cline

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ok heres the deal. for the past few months ive been picking up parts leading up to the new ivy bridge chip. im in need for a kick ass , top notch with great oc ability motherboard. 400.00 is my budget. also looking into water cooling so any insite on what you guys think would be wonderful. water cooling is not in the budget above.

the dilemma is this .. lookin at the asus rampage or even the gig. sniper, asrock pro. (scratchs head) i cant for the life of me pull the trigger.. please help me pick on or even point one out that fits my needs.

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have not bought yet but was thinking!! :)
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thanks again for the help..
 
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If i had that choice I would go Asus everytime..
 

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What about the ASUS P8Z77 WS
 

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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS V FORMULA Z77 is the motherboard you are looking for.

Its water-cooling ready, and it has everything anyone could possibly want.

Here it is > http://www.sweclockers.com/image/red/2012/03/06/Formula.jpg?t=original&k=539b8f99

Note: it hasnt been released yet. They decided to make some adjustments to the soundcard solution, its not goin to look like that, it gets released later this week i think.
 
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I am personally waiting for the Maximus V Extreme, and if it is a no show, the Formula. Just, as in 20min ago, ordered a white NZXT Switch 810 and NZXT HALE90 850W modular PSU :D
 

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i like the asus brands and it looks like everyone is screaming asus.. i mite wait a week or so and order that maximus. do you think it will out do that asus p8z77 (sway)^^ was talking about? im going for the kill here :)
 

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I like the p8 because of the 16x16 pcie 3.0 in case you ever want another lightning.

Also interested in what others think of that water cooling kit, worth it?