Suggest a mobo for i7 2600k

Looking for a mobo in the $150 range for a potential upgrade to an i7 2600k. I'd prefer ASUS or AsRock, but I'm definitely open to suggestions. I'd like to have the option of SLI/XFIRE down the road but for now I'm currently rolling with a 570 gtx so I'm good for the time being. I'm running on a dead platform (i5 750 lynnfield/1156) so I'm looking to switch to 1155. The more features the better, though I don't currently have any usb 3.0 devices and I'm a noob at OCing so something that's an easy OCer would be nice. Thanks.
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  1. Here's the (3) that I recommend -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001315%20600093976&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280|13-131-771^13-131-771-TS%2C13-131-790^13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-792^13-131-792-TS On the LGA 1155 and SB you want a MOBO with at least 12 Phases to the CPU.
  2. In addition to the boards that jaquith lists I like the MSI Z68A-GD65 and the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P.

    Christain Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. There is another complete thread about this subject right above yours:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/307817-30-good-motherboard-2600k
  4. Most of 'us' have our fav's, and this question comes up so often that we don't even think about it...
  5. Thanks I'll check out the suggestions and also the other thread.
  6. ASRock Fatal1ty P67
    ASRock Extreme3 Z68
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3

    Mobos don't offer more performance but mostly more features and OC headroom. Choose any one you like.
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