Better Mobo Choice For My Build?

Hey everyone, I've got my built planned out thanks to the New Build section of the forums, but now I come to those in the Motherboards section for advice! :D

I already have a motherboard selected, but I'm wondering if there is a better choice for me.

Location: Canada
Preferred Place to Buy:Newegg Canada, Tiger Direct, Canada Computers
Budget: $150 after tax & possibly shipping

Parts currently selected:
CPU: i5 2500k
SSD: I plan on adding in a SSD eventually!
PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600

GPU: I'm going to be running off the CPU's integrated HD 3000 graphics until the releast of BF3. At that point, I plan to upgrade to whatever is necessary to run the game at max, or as close to max as possible. I'm thinking CF 6950s, but I'm not sure yet, and I don't think anyone else is as well :??:

Currently Selected Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

So is there a better motherboard choice? Thanks everyone!
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  1. The board selected has good features for the price. There are better equipped boards but the price goes up!
  2. Okay, well that's pretty much at my motherboard budget limit unless I can get something significantly better for slightly more money, which I'm guessing I can't.

    What other kind of features are found on more expensive motherboards?
  3. Some have more ports SATA and USB, better power management (power phases), there are boards with better crossfire/SLI compatibility and so on but the end of it is if you don't need those features they are a waste of money
  4. Oh I see. About the CF/SLI: can a motherboard only do either one? I don't mean doing both at the same time, I mean are motherboards only capable of doing one? The motherboard I have selected says SLI, so I'm wondering if I will be able to do CF if I choose to instead of SLI.

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  6. I didn't even see that before :P Thank you very much!
  7. Best answer selected by Lobodomy.
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