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Which of these is the best gaming motherboard in this price range?

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March 15, 2014 12:02:55 PM

This is my build(though I'm not entirely sure about the case yet):
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3al3M
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3al3M/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3al3M/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($447.22 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1047.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discount when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 14:55 EDT-0400)

The R9 280X Toxic costs as much as the GTX 770 where I live, that's why I want that card. I was thinking about getting the ASRock Z87 pro4 or the Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3. Which one of these 2 would be better? Or are there any better motherboards in this price range? Thanks in advance!
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March 15, 2014 12:21:19 PM

i'd get the ASRock Z87 pro4, cheaper than the gigabyte and very feature rich. a nod to gigabyte ga-z87-hd3 is that in my opinion it has the better bios with more profile options for customer settings for overclocking if that is your fancy

overall i'd still go with the asrock, that gigabyte board is a close second.
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March 15, 2014 2:28:48 PM

The Gigabyte mono has the same price tag as the ASRock where I live.
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March 15, 2014 2:30:15 PM

Well, you picked the right gpu. Hands down.
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March 15, 2014 2:35:38 PM

gigabyte z87-hd3 . . good one and i used it and fairly satisfied. . . if can go higher in price so z87-ud3h from gigabyte . . most perfect and low price...
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March 16, 2014 5:35:59 AM

By the way, what's the difference between the Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 the Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H? Is there a big difference between the performance because the DS3H is 30 euros cheaper where I live.
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March 16, 2014 5:55:26 AM

it is like two steps forward in overclocking stability and supports good RAID configuration .. you can compare those both on there website
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March 16, 2014 6:37:36 AM

STACKS ON DECK said:
it is like two steps forward in overclocking stability and supports good RAID configuration .. you can compare those both on there website


Do you think the Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H will be good enough?
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March 16, 2014 8:17:27 AM

that is based on your views . . i recommend what i used and heard about from users . . . this one is also a good one but if you can save some bucks so go for it . . otherwise i still recommend hd3
most important this board have crossfire/sli support which ds3h haven't
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