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Need help choosing a 1155 socket ATX motherboard

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January 4, 2013 8:56:00 AM

As the title states, i need help choosing a suitable motherboard for my first gaming rig.
It needs to be an ATX board, and have a 1155 socket. I have chosen all my parts, but I just don't know where to look for a board that will help me utilise my parts to the fullest. Here is a list of my current parts. If something is in bold, I have already bought it.

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
CPU: Intel i7 3770
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670 OC 4GB
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 750w

Feel free to suggest any motherboard you feel is good down below. please keep a reasonable price point though, no $500 boards for me.

a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 80 V Motherboard
January 4, 2013 9:09:20 AM

The go to gaming boards are the AsRock Z77 Extreme4, ASUS P8Z77-V LK and the Gigabyte GAZ77X-D3H. All are ~$130 and are pretty similar in specifications to each other (only big difference is that the ASUS has two less SATAIII ports). All support dual Crossfire/SLI properly and all are good for overclocking (which you cant on that locked CPU).
Get the one you like the look of or agrees with your wallet, you wont make a bad decision.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b V Motherboard
January 4, 2013 9:20:24 AM

my vote goes to extreme4 of asrock, they have been producing good boards lately, nice price too
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