What is the best board for around $150-250

Hi guys. I wanted to build a new system mainly for PC gaming and was wondering what is the best motherboard out there right now for around $150-250 ? I'm still somewhat of a rookie when it come to selecting motherboard and CPU so any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

I want something that is stable, fast and have some room for future upgrade. My price range is $150-250 or maybe 275. Thanks a lot guys
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  1. ^ What will you be the main usage of the PC apart from gaming ?
    And what graphics card have you planned to use ?
    Currently you can go 2 ways - 1. LGA 1366 socket mobos.
    2. LGA 1156 socket mobos...
    If your main usage will be gaming mainly, then you can get the 1156 socket CPUs/ mobos, which would save you good money than going with 1366 socket CPUs/ mobos...So with the money saved, you can get a more powerful graphics card...
  2. For gaming the best choice is LGA-1366 X58 chipset.
    This is a good one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131359&cm_re=asus_p6t-_-13-131-359-_-Product

    Asus and Gigabyte are best motherboard manufacturers.
    Another choice less expensive is the P55 (LGA-1156) mainstream chipset.
  3. I got an Asus Maximus III Gene for $185. It is a very high quality board for 1156 processors.

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-maximus-iii-gene-review-test/

    I've yet to see a negative review of this board... it was pricey, but I REALLY wanted a red & black colored board... so this is what I went with.
  4. thanks guys. Anymore advice ?
  5. gkay09 said:
    ^ What will you be the main usage of the PC apart from gaming ?
    And what graphics card have you planned to use ?
    Currently you can go 2 ways - 1. LGA 1366 socket mobos.
    2. LGA 1156 socket mobos...
    If your main usage will be gaming mainly, then you can get the 1156 socket CPUs/ mobos, which would save you good money than going with 1366 socket CPUs/ mobos...So with the money saved, you can get a more powerful graphics card...


    i will mainly use it for PC gaming and internet, watching movies. That's about it. Thanks
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