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Hey all, I'm building a high end gaming machine where the ultimate goal is to run 3 1080 monitors/Nvidia 3d and allow me to max settings on most games. Here's what I have so far:

CPU – i7-2600k 3.4GHz
GPU - EVGA 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 SuperClocked Video Card X 2
RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz (PC3-12800) 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH)
Hard Drive - Western Digital WD1002FAEX 6GB/S Caviar Black 1T Hard Drive
SSD - Corsair Performance 3 Series 128GB SATA3 6GB/S Marvell 2.5IN SSD
PSU – Corsair CMPSU-1200AX 1200-Watt Power Supply
Cooler - COOLER MASTER Hyper 2 Plus
Case - CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full-Tower Case

My question is which mobo is the best(I know, I know its subjective)for OCing, stability & performance. NOTE: I am willing to eventually run 3 GPU's if it gives me a performance boost with the 3 monitors and the 3D.

Here are my mobo choices so far
GA P67A-UD7-B3
Asus Maximus Extreme IV P67 or
Asrock Extreme 6

Thoughts?? I was initially leaning towards the GA but some people have suggested GA may not be too reliable...
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I'd say either the Gigabyte or ASUS. I've owned Gigabyte boards in multiple machines and they've always been solid but you hear bad storied about every brand at some point.
Asus & Gigabyte are good quality. AsRock are lower quality Asus.
Use the one that has the features you need.
4GB of RAM is more than enough for any game and most all apps and many users are experiencing problems with 4GB sticks.
SSD's are poor bang for buck and they offer no real advantages other than faster boot times.
Agreed, skip the Asrock board and go for the Gigabyte or Asus board. There are great choices from both of those manufacturers.

You also may want to rethink 3 GPU's Lots of money for very little performance increase. If this were mine, I would purchase the best single card you can afford and forget the 3 card setup. That is my opinion.
Thanks for the advice. I went with my original choice the GA-P67A-UD7.

@Tumbleweed36 - I'll only go 3 GPU's if I need to squeeze out a little more juice for the 3 displays. Otherwise I think 2 Superclocked GTX580's will serve me just fine...
1 GTX 580 will play any game out there and you avoid the double costs, power consumption and the extra heat.
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