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Need Help Choosing M-ATX Motherboard!?!!

Hi, I'm pricing out a M-ATX gaming PC but I can't decide on which motherboard to choose. I would love the Maximus V Gene but it is too expensive. So apart from the Gene what is the best M-ATX motherboard to buy? I want to overclock but I suppose all Z77 motherboards are good for overclocking aren't they? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Jpoos has the solution for the board, both is inexpensive yet provide good feature and capability.
    Haswell's board have been better than everything of Z77 had, here the build.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.49 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120XL 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($93.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1004.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-10 11:20 EDT-0400)

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120XL 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($93.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $942.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-10 11:28 EDT-0400)
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