Decide Best Motherboard of these 7 for PC Build

BUILD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dhHe

I am trying to decide which of these 7 motherboards I should put in the build featured above (please ignore current selection of motherboard in there). I am a little lost on which of these would be the best. I need help to decide please. The main purpose of the build featured above is to serve as a great multitasking system. It will be good for Adobe software and then will be a decent gamer. That's what ideally want the motherboard to represent.

Below are the choices. If you could give me a number and a reason, that would be awesome. THANKS!

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MOBO #1: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130614
MOBO #2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157304
MOBO #3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138352
MOBO #4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121508
MOBO #5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157314
MOBO #6: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135279
MOBO #7: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186220

Here's a comparison of the 7, if that helps:
http://krunchd.com/mobocomparison

thanks again!
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  1. I recommend mobo#2 , the AsRock Pro3. It's got some nice features, good reliability, and is good looking to boot. Also, try to avoid foxconn.
  2. The Z77 Pro3? As in this one:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387627

    Or Z75?

    I like this one as well.

    Any other opinions? Or any motherboards I missed?
  3. The Z77. I'd get the better chipset if I were you.
  4. The ASRock Z77 Pro3 is what I would go with. Also change the memory you have selected as the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors only support DDR 3 at 1.5v ±5% (1.425v to 1.575v). Using memory that has a higher voltage can damage the memory controller on the processor.
  5. IntelEnthusiast said:
    The ASRock Z77 Pro3 is what I would go with. Also change the memory you have selected as the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors only support DDR 3 at 1.5v ±5% (1.425v to 1.575v). Using memory that has a higher voltage can damage the memory controller on the processor.


    Perfect, selected that motherboard. And I caught your message earlier regarding this, but I didn't update it on the list. I ordered 1.5v Crucial sport Ballisitix 2x4GB instead. Nice catch, thanks!
  6. Quick update: Thanks to local MicroCenter prices, I could also do the ASRock Fatal1ty P67, Biostar TZ77A and the ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3. Do any of these motherboards surpass the Z77 Pro 3?
  7. Try staying away foxconn and biostar.
  8. storm slider said:
    Try staying away foxconn and biostar.


    Alrighty. So, should I go with the ASRock Fatal1ty P67, ASRock Z77 Pro3, or ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3? Or do you have another recommended motherboard that isn't more than $110?
  9. jackattack923 said:
    Alrighty. So, should I go with the ASRock Fatal1ty P67, ASRock Z77 Pro3, or ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3? Or do you have another recommended motherboard that isn't more than $110?


    The ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 seems the best you'll get out of those. You should go with that.
  10. Alright. Out of curiosity, what is the difference between the Z68, Z77 and P67 north bridges? Is the Z68 in your opinion best for me?

    EDIT: I can also add "MSI Z77A-G43" to the list. Would that compete against the other motherboards?
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