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What is a good motherboard for pc gaming build around $1000-1200

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July 3, 2013 11:48:47 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
PSU: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

I'm looking at that MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and my question is would that be a good motherboard for my set up?

I plan to run games at mid-high settings if possible. Can someone tell me which motherboard brands are the best? I'm completely new to PC building so I'm a little scared on how to go about this. Any help/criticisms/questions would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: I added the full build. I plan to overclock in the future as I learn more about it. Will this build let me do that?
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July 3, 2013 11:52:09 AM

Sabertooths are good :D 
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July 3, 2013 11:53:55 AM

Azrael47 said:
Sabertooths are good :D 


No they aren't! The plastic stuff is terrible.
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July 3, 2013 11:56:49 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
Azrael47 said:
Sabertooths are good :D 


No they aren't! The plastic stuff is terrible.


I'm looking at $100-150 for a mobo. What's the difference between the z77 and z87? I see a lot of build with either set up.
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July 3, 2013 11:57:09 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
Azrael47 said:
Sabertooths are good :D 


No they aren't! The plastic stuff is terrible.

True, thats why I got an ROG motherboard, it is a monster :D 

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July 3, 2013 12:07:35 PM
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Nyva said:

I'm looking at $100-150 for a mobo. What's the difference between the z77 and z87? I see a lot of build with either set up.


Z77 boards have the 1155 Socket that supports 2nd and 3rd Gens Core Processors and the Z87 has 1150 Socket that supports 4th Gen Processors, since u have chosen a 4670K u need a Z87
July 3, 2013 12:09:24 PM

jinayhvora said:
Nyva said:

I'm looking at $100-150 for a mobo. What's the difference between the z77 and z87? I see a lot of build with either set up.


Z77 boards have the 1155 Socket that supports 2nd and 3rd Gens Core Processors and the Z87 has 1150 Socket that supports 4th Gen Processors, since u have chosen a 4670K u need a Z87


Thanks a lot. Which brand would you recommend?
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July 3, 2013 12:11:53 PM

i prefer Gigabyte/Asus
July 3, 2013 12:20:25 PM

Thanks a lot, I appreciate your help.
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July 3, 2013 12:58:01 PM

I vote for an ASRock Extreme4. I've used ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI as well and ASRock is as solid as any. Anything in the ~150 price band will do you right. The only reason to go higher is if you have additional connectivity (e.g. firewire) needs.
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