I've been working on a build for over a year and I've come to finalizing it and hoping to build my first computer by the end of the summer and just in time for winter!
I've honestly didn't put any thought into when I picked out a mobo for my build and just went for the one that sounded cool and had good reviews. So that is why I decided to ask for some help in finalizing my choice for a mobo!
I'm honestly leaning towards the G45 gaming, I originally had the G45 for my build but when I searched it to find a link to add to this post I found this badboy. I just can't help but be enticed by how cool it looks. The Extreme4 seems to be recommended a lot though so I'm not entirely sure which to go for. Perhaps there is a mobo that's even better than both of them? Any suggestions?
As fortune would have it, those two boards were compared on this very site: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bri...
Short version: the Extreme4 was recommended over the G45. Long version: there are many merits to both, and you should research them extensively before you make your choice.