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The Asus has onboard wlan but the Intel one has one more internal usb 3.0  port.

If you won't be overclocking, go with this:
 

Just out of curiosity, why do you recommend not using this board if you plan on OC?

It only has 6 phases

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Intel boards don't OC well, and for ~$250 you can get superior Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5.
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It only has 6 phases

The components used in the Gigabyte are actually of higher quality than those used in the Asus board he was looking at, so I wouldn't be surprised if it actually did better in terms of overclocking.

Now, if you want the best board for overclocking, go with either the Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 or Z77X-UP5. They're both within your budget and have the best VRMs on the market right now.

The UP4 has a 6+2 phase digital PWM compared to the beefier true 8 phase digital PWM on the UP5. Both are still excellent choices as they use the same top-of-the-line components in their VRMs.
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