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Best Z87 Motherboard for my gaming/programming build? (Haswell)

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December 29, 2013 8:40:30 AM

I've managed to make a decision on most of the parts for my upcoming build but am completely undecided on which board would suit my build.

Current component picks:
- Intel Core i5-4670K

- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (I do plan to overclock)

- Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

- Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

- GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card

- Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case

- Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

I have had a look at many motherboards such as:
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ~£135

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ~ £100

MSI Z87-G45 ~ £110

ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ~ £115

Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ~ £110

ASUS Z87-A and -PLUS ~ £112

I want to spend around £100-135 on a board. Could anyone please point out the best board (from this list or a different one) for my build?

Thanks :) 

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December 29, 2013 8:58:34 AM

Looks like a nice build,

I just built an i5-4670k for my brother last night.
We used the Gigabyte z87m-d3h

This is a micro atx version board, but it seems like a very high quality motherboard.
Installation was a breeze, even with a massive cooler master hypo 212 cooler. There were no clearance issues with the ram or video card using this micro atx board and an old gtx 460 video card.
I would go for the best price on an asus or gigabyte z87. They are usually both great quality boards. Good luck with the build!
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December 29, 2013 9:06:52 AM

The Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 is probably the best value for money
The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H is also good but a bit too pricey

I would go with the Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87