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ASUS H87M-E or Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3

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I want to go for a good non-overclocking motherboard. These are the two i can't select from.

ASUS H87M-E
Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3

This is in combination with the i7 4770 (not the K version) and 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance.
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    The main difference is that the asus one is uATX form factor (of which I've never heard) and the gigabyte one is standard ATX.
    Here's something about uATX MBOs:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100408152520AAm4vkd

    Personally I would go with the gigabyte one because it has more expansion slots and all that. Plus the color scheme is better.
  2. The main difference between these are form-factor and power connectors.
    The uATX form factor, also know as Micro-ATX, is useful if you are looking to build a smaller cased system.
    Currently, there are 3 form factors that are common. Here's the breakdown with all sizes in inches.
    Standard ATX = 12 x 9.6
    uATX/Micro-ATX = 9.6 x 9.6
    Mini-ITX = 6.7 x 6.7
    With a few exceptions, motherboards and cases are compatible if it fits, so a full size case can usually handle all three sizes of mobo.
    So the ASUS H87M-E will fit in more cases while the Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 fits in fewer cases, but has more expansion slots.
    Aside from that, the two are very comperable
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