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Best motherboard for gaming for $300

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May 3, 2013 8:38:19 AM

I'm still stuck between the processors. i5 3570k or i7 3770k. But that's not the point. I wanna have a MoBo that's capable of upgradation for the next 4-5 years. Looks is a factor to me(I'm even trying WCing). Whatever, I sorted to these:

1.Asus Maximus V Formula
2.Asus P8z77 Pro (I don't like the looks though)

I will be OCing a bit. 1 GPU now (Most probably, NVidia Geforce GTX 670). Will upgrade to 2-way SLI later.

Price is a factor and I'm not going beyong $300 for the MoBo.

I'm open to any other brand. Thanks in advance.

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May 3, 2013 9:38:03 AM

Those are both LGA 1155 boards and you won't be able to upgrade past the Ivy Bridge processors. If you want a more upgradeable platform, wait for the LGA 1150 boards which will support Haswell and later Broadwell processors. They will be out soon.

Spending $300 on a motherboard is overkill unless you're going for some crazy overclock anyway. I'd recommend looking at Gigabyte, MSI, and Asus motherboards in the ~$150 price range.
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May 3, 2013 9:41:23 AM

I'd go with Maximus V Formula
P8Z77-V Deluxe