Best mobo for i5 2500k?

looking for a mobo for my i5 2500k build. want something to go good with my NZXT Phantom full tower case, gtx 570 superclocked and 8gig of corsair veng ram. any and all info and opinions are welcome. im trying to stay under 160 for the mobo. thnx in advance
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  1. i was leaning towards this mobo, but i see its pcie 3.0 not 2.0 and im not sure how that will affect my setup cause im sure my gpu is 2.0.

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
  2. PCI 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0 - No issues there.

    The biggest question really is do you need SLI support? Motherboard without SLI support are generally significantly cheaper than motherboards with SLI support. ASUS p8z68-v LE is a great choice for a non-SLI ready motherboard.

    ASUS P8Z68-V LE LGA 1155 $132

    Extreme3 Gen3 is a popular budget choice, but by no means the best.

    This would probably be my choice, keeping in mind the $160 budget:
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 $160

    A little higher $180 and id take the
    ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 $180
  3. arent gigabyte z68 mobo having bios issues or something?
  4. Well I use an ASUS motherboard myself, so I'm not exactly on the front line for BIOS issues, but I haven't seen any threads here on TOMs relating to Gigabyte BIOS issues recently.
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