Looking for a good Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX Motherboard

I'm looking for a good mobo for general use and gaming. I will not be over-clocking. I haven't picked out the cpu yet but I have decided it will be either an Ivy or Haswell i5. I'm looking for Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX as I don't have a lot of space for a large computer case. Right now, I'm leaning towards Gigabyte because of the dual bios. Please give a reason why it's what I should get.

Depending one which motherboard is suggested, I'll get the CPU that matches.

I would like to keep under $130, but I will go over if it's necessary.
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  1. Do you have a budget? Pick HW or IB first, because they use different sockets.
  2. clutchc said:
    Do you have a budget? Pick HW or IB first, because they use different sockets.


    I guess what I meant was depending on what motherboard I get, I'll get the cpu that matches. I don't know if I should go with the latest generation or the previous one. The differences between i5-4670K and i5-3570K is small enough I really wouldn't notice the difference.
  3. You are probably correct as to gaming power. But it's always nice to go with the latest tech if possible. If you have a budget you are sticking to, let me know. I'll help you pick one out.
  4. clutchc said:
    You are probably correct as to gaming power. But it's always nice to go with the latest tech if possible. If you have a budget you are sticking to, let me know. I'll help you pick one out.


    There really isn't a budget but I'd like to keep it at $130 or less. If it's necessary that I go above, I will. I've been looking at Gigabyte and ASRock, they look promising.
  5. Duh... your budget was right there in your original post. Oh well, getting late here.

    This is the board I'd pick if SLI/CF is not an issue: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128599&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    You can check out the details here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4486#ov

    I too am a fan of Gigabyte boards as you can probably tell from my sig.
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