I'm building a new PC and I am looking to buy a motherboard around 150-250$. It would be running a i5 3570k so Z77 LG1155. I like asus and gigabyte but am open to anything. I will be using this PC to do mostly gaming. I'm not worried about sound performance because I have an external sound card that I use. (Audioengine D1). What would be some good options?
That seems like a fine choice as well. The only real difference I can see is the sata the P8Z77 has 2 more 3GB/s, and there are also more PCI- Express ports, more open for expansion, in case you might want to go 3 way sli.