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Hi all,
I recently decided to pick up an i7-3930k and was looking for some input on motherboards. I plan on running the i7 with two HD 7950 graphics cards. The primary use of this computer is BOINC projects and my own personal research so everything is highly computation based. I am looking for a motherboard in the $200-300 price range. Right off the bat I know I need two x16 PCIe ports for the cards and I would like dual LAN. Can anyone recommend boards in that range that will hold up nice and have decent overclocking features? I was looking at one from ASROCK but until recently I had never heard of them so I was a little hesitant to try. Especially with only 16 reviews on newegg.

I was considering this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157284

Can anyone offer any suggestions? I would prefer to not go over 300 but I also certainly don't want a system bottleneck. Thanks!
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Asrock has been around for a while (it was started by ASUS) and they generally make good budget boards and a few high-end ones.

You can also look at this Gigabyte UP4 for around the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562&Tpk=x79%20up4
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