Gaming motherboard

i need help choosing a gaming motherboard and i can't decide. I want to do a water cooled system with the h100 but i don't know because of its reviews

my build

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W

PSU:CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750

RAM:CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

CASE:Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel(replacing fans with Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition)

BOOT SSD: Corsair Force Series 3 120gb

HDD:Western Digital WD Blue 1tb

GPU:MSI R7950 Twin Frozr 3GD5/OC Radeon HD 7950 3GB
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  1. What is your budget for the motherboard? If you don't put a budget then you'll get sugestions rangeing from under $100 to almost $300 , so listing a budegt helps with the choices.

    ASUS P8Z77-V LE PLUS LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Judging by your components that you have listed these MBs will fit in with what you've chosen so this is a guess at this point since I don't know your budget. As you go up in price you get more features added into the boards.
  2. I have looked into ASUS before but i have seen some reviews that have made me kind of worried and my budget is 100-300 so you hit it right on the ball
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    You have to be carefull with the feedback on the products and really look at what prople are saying and that they're not just complaining about a rebate or late delivery. Asus boards are fine and I have been using then for years and it's just like any other product you can get a defective part with any product and you won't see a component that is problem free 100%. For example on Newegg I add uo the 4 and 5 stars and then the 1 and 2 stars and see what the percentage is and that usually tells me if a product is good or not. You also have to keep in mind who is more likely to leave a feedback review , someone that has a trouble free product or someone who has a defective one.
    There is another MB that I will add to the list now that I know your budget.

    ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    As I had said before as you go up in price more features are added and in this board you have the Thunderbolt technology added. The thunderbolt is the next thing that will be taking over for usb , it has the capability to have both data and video being transfered on the same cable at the same time and can be daisychained to cut down on cabling on the desk area, it can also be connected to the monitor for video. You will start to see a lot of devices being produced that will be Thunderbolt compatable and right now some of the first things are staorage devices that are external and these storasge devices will have data transfer speeds the same as those inside of the computer.
  4. The deluxe version of ASUS P8Z77-V is owning the competition and shows great OC potential.

    ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $279.99:

    And a review + benchmark:

    The downside to this is the Price.. I would rather upgrade to an i7-3770K than buy those extra features.
  5. Best answer selected by chewbarney.
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