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Best Haswell Motherboard with $100-250 budget?

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August 12, 2013 5:15:50 PM

Hi guys, i'm buying a i5-4670k and need a new motherboard! Some people are saying that a Z87 chipsets will be a good for me, but most of the Z87 are too expensive for my actual budget!

I was doing some research and found some Z87 and they respective price in my local dealership with the best prices:

*GA-Z87M-D3H ($ 211,50)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

*GA-Z87-D3HP ($244,00)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

*GA-Z87-HD3 ($ 214,00)
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

*Asus Z87M-Plus ($247,50)
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87MPLUS/

Since Z87 Motherboards are quite expensive i found a H87 from intel quite interesting:

* Intel DH87MC ($206,00)
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/des...

So i want ur opinion guys, does the price really worth buying one of those Z87? Or can someone recommend another MB with a good pricing, with good features (can suggest another chipsets tho ;P)?
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August 12, 2013 5:29:27 PM

I think you meant Z87, not Z78 in your post.
As a practical matter, Z87 is the only way to go to allow overclocking of a "K".
Some motherboards with lesser chipsets have implemented overclocking the cpu, but Intel is rapidly closing that loophole.
I would not count on it.
You might look at M-ATX sized motherboards, they are generally less expensive, just with fewer expansion slots.
Here is an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 12, 2013 5:38:48 PM

geofelt said:
I think you meant Z87, not Z78 in your post.
As a practical matter, Z87 is the only way to go to allow overclocking of a "K".
Some motherboards with lesser chipsets have implemented overclocking the cpu, but Intel is rapidly closing that loophole.
I would not count on it.
You might look at M-ATX sized motherboards, they are generally less expensive, just with fewer expansion slots.
Here is an example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah i meant Z87, sorry i fixed!
Just looked the price in my local dealership! The example is expansive here ($320,00) dunno why... Yeah might better get a Z87... wich one above is the best? Those are the cheapest MB i could actually found in the store with the Z87 chipset!
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August 12, 2013 5:46:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $179.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 20:46 EDT-0400)
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August 12, 2013 6:08:02 PM

Does your shop carry ASRock? Z87 Extreme 3 or 4 would work too.
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August 12, 2013 6:22:59 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Does your shop carry ASRock? Z87 Extreme 3 or 4 would work too.


Yes, but ASRock mb there are really expensive, the cheapest one is $300,00
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