Which motherboard is best Tags: Motherboards Gaming Intel i5 Product Last response: October 30, 2012 7:10 PM in Motherboards Share peterx October 30, 2012 2:30:50 PM I'm looking for a good motherboard to go in the new gaming rig I'm working on. It's going to be paired with a 7950 GPU and the i5-3570k. I would like it to be in the $130 range. Here are a few ones that I've found; but I'm not sure which one is the best. Any suggestions outside of the ones I mention are welcome. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks for any help you can provide! More about : motherboard alvine a b V Motherboard October 30, 2012 3:08:37 PM well the gigabyte has more usb ports but i personally think the black pcb on asus mobo looks better lol m 0 l wanderer11 a b V Motherboard a b 4 Gaming October 30, 2012 3:46:51 PM I have an Asrock Extreme 4 Z77. It will let you crossfire/sli and I got it for $85 with the microcenter deal. I saw it for $115 on newegg a week or 2 ago. m 0 l Related resources which motherboard is best - Forum which motherboard will be best for AMD Bulldozer FX-8320 andSapphire R7 260X DDR5 2GB with 8gb of RAM for gaming?? - Forum Which Motherboard is best for me? - Forum Which motherboard is the best - Forum Which motherboard would work best for i5-4570 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer alvine a b V Motherboard October 30, 2012 4:07:15 PM i got extreme 3 version and i like it too, but i think peterx is looking for micro atx mobo m 0 l wanderer11 a b V Motherboard a b 4 Gaming October 30, 2012 4:14:14 PM Well the extreme 4 is a cross between matx and atx. It is just as long as atx but not as wide. m 0 l k1114 a c 114 V Motherboard a b 4 Gaming October 30, 2012 4:15:10 PM The gigabyte board can sli while that asus cannot. But there are a number of better boards at that price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Here's the extreme4 that was suggested. I would suggest you make a post in the system section and filling this out so we could help pick all the parts and find better deals. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra... @wanderer atx and microatx standards are both 9.6" wide. The extreme 4 is thinner but not to be confused with microatx standards. m 0 l wanderer11 a b V Motherboard a b 4 Gaming October 30, 2012 4:21:11 PM Hm I had to use part of the matx layout for standoffs in my case so I just asumed matx was narrower. Thanks for clearing that up k1114. m 0 l peterx October 30, 2012 7:10:51 PM Thanks for the responses. I'll probably post the rest of my system in the system section (as suggested by k1114) in a little bit. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwhich gpu and motherboard is best for me Forum Solvedwhich is best motherboard on price Forum SolvedWhich motherboard would fit my build the best? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is best for overclocking Forum SolvedWhich is the best Z97 motherboard out of these? Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard is best for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard has the best soundcard for gaming? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard is best for gaming? Forum SolvedHelp - which motherboard do I need / is best for my setup Forum SolvedWhich MSI Z79 motherboard is the best? Forum Solvedwhich motherboard is best Forum SolvedWhich Matx Motherboard is best for this build? Forum SolvedWhich motherboard and memory is best here Forum Solvedwhich is the best motherboard for amd fx 8350 Forum SolvedWhich Motherboard is Best for my situation? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !