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Please recommend me a good Z87 MB

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June 30, 2013 7:11:46 AM

Dear experts, please recommend me a good Z87 MB with the following features:

Socket 1150
PCIe 3.0 (do not need SLI)
SATA 6Gb/s
USB 3.0 (the more the better)

My preferred brand is MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte MB as they are easily available in my country. Other special features are good to have but not required as I want to minimize cost.

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a b V Motherboard
June 30, 2013 7:37:26 AM

Most of those features are guaranteed on any Z87 motherboard. There are plenty that are ATX. Thunderbolt is what limits you. Here's the least expensive model that has it:

However, why do you need the thunderbolt port on the motherboard? If you're using it to connect to a monitor, that will only work with your iGPU, not with the discrete video card you're probably getting since you specified PCIe 3.0. If you're connecting something else, what's wrong with getting a thunderbolt add-in card?
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a c 134 V Motherboard
June 30, 2013 7:38:16 AM

How high do you want to OC your unlocked CPU? Since pretty much any ATX Z87 board will match your criteria above.
June 30, 2013 8:40:28 PM

Hi experts, I have removed thunderbolt as a must. I didn't realized that the thunderbolt is so uncommon. Also, I wont be doing any over clocking for the MB as well.
a c 1301 V Motherboard
June 30, 2013 8:44:23 PM

Take a look at the Rocks Z87 Extreme 4, good all round mobo, will take about whatever you throw at it
a c 134 V Motherboard
June 30, 2013 8:55:35 PM

Then any H87 motherboard will match your needs, since you don't want to OC your CPU. I'd suggest the Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H for its great amount of connectors, along with high durable.