Originally Posted by BrokenAtari
There is a recall on the P67 chipset. The sata ports can burn out. LGA1155 also creates a bottleneck with pci-e lanes. So, there won't be a good sli or crossfire setup in your future. Also, do you really need 16GB of ram?
The chipset fault is repaired, boards are back in production. it was a billion dollar cockup, but it's fixed now.
From a gamer's point of view, if you've got the cash, 16GB of RAM is 'gazmic. i do agree though, that the i5 is better value for money, but i7 sounds cooler amirite?
Having a good mobo means high speed busses, increased support etc. Maybe it's a little on the pricey side, but it's gamer's board, all gamer's stuff is expensive these days. Like Lipzo said that would would be a beast for an overclock, and the 2600k can go to 5GHz air-cooled, provided you have a decent cooler.
Like i said, Intel fixed the problems after one huge-ass recall and a billion dollars in replacements and reimbursements, the problems are all gone, and the epicness of Sandy Bridge can show through. I mean, an i5 at 4.7 and an i7 at 5? yes please.