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Which motherboard is best

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  • Intel i5
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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!

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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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