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After doing some of my own research and a little waiting, I do believe I've found the right motherboard for the job. All I need now is to pair up the right kind of ram to suit my needs, and this is where I would love some great opinions on this. I hear great things about Gigabyte boards, and so I've been a little biased towards them even though I'm an ASUS fan as well (but seem to find them pricier for identical features)

A lot of the combo deals are paired up with CL9 G.Skill RAM (no real complaints there) and CL7/CL8 is negligible for me price wise as they rarely ever get paired with any kind of decent combo deal. I'm not a pro, nor am I super picky at making sure I squeak out that extra .3 seconds of speed. I'll have an OC'd 2600k for home base, and a single (for now) radeon 6870 graphics card. I'll be doing some moderate Adobe rendering with photoshop and AE, as well as much fun as I can get out of my gaming time as well. I'll be rocking a 24" 1920x1200 monitor if that detail is needed.

Help me find the sweet spot guys. I'm on the home stretch! :bounce:

Here is the page for the combo deal with that particular motherboard, so I'm open to suggestions if you find something better. It's by no means set in stone.

 

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Good ol' Gkay. Thanks for your input as always!
 

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Yes. It just seemed to make a little more sense to me. I'd rather have a little more than not enough for what I need to do, and if I'm spending the money on something like that, I'd rather spend a little extra for the piece of mind. I've got some decisions to make over the next few days for buying things. I can get the CPU at a place called Microcenter for $295 after tax, and get it with a MB combo to take $40 off any motherboard. Newegg actually ends up being cheaper for the MB even with that combo, so I may just wait until newegg or someone drops the 2600k back down to $300 again.