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Hi, I've been trying for a while now to find a suitable 1155 motherboard for my update in April, however I can't decide what to go for, so I was hoping people that have more experience would be able to suggest some to me instead of me choosing one because of my amateur judgement.

My price range is up to £300 or $450

At the moment I have only one graphics card (EVGA GTX 580) however I will most likely buy another next Christmas and at some point will upgrade to PCIe 3.0.

I don't need any amazing onboard sound as I have a dedicated sound card (Creative X-Fi Titanium HD).

The more USB 3.0 ports the better.

SATA 3 is a must.

I will be overclocking once I get the new CPU (most likely 3770K if it's within my price range on release).

Onboard graphics is obviously not a concern.

Size of the motherboard is not a concern either (going in the HAF-X)

If anyone could suggest some motherboards to me I will be really grateful, I've been looking through motherboards and finding ones I like, but in the end I'm not convinced they are suitable for me, being relatively new to this.

Ones I've considered are the ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe, ASRock Extreme7 Gen3 and Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2, however I don't know if these would be massive overkill for me.

Please help me! I need expert advice biggrin.gif

Have a good day smile.gif
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http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z68-extreme7-gen3-intel-z68-s-1155-ddr3-sata-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-%28x16%29-d-sub-dp-hdmi-dvi-

budget friendly and more than you will ever need.

With a $450 budget the little features and aesthetics are what it comes down to.
Edited by hednik - 1/27/12 at 12:53pm
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Also I'm not limiting the choices to just those three boards, if you can think of any other good ones then I am open to suggestions, because I'm not sure I'd make use of the full potential of such a high-end board, although the higher end boards generally look cooler biggrin.gif
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Surely there must be more of a difference than just the little features that separate something like the G1 Sniper 2 which is right at the top of the budget to the Extreme7 which is only $360, is the G Sniper 2 very overpriced if it's $90 more?
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