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hey everone im looking 2 build a haswell gameing pc soon and there are so meny new motherbords comeing out i have no clue what one would be best for me the one motherbord i am looking at that i like alot is the asus Maximus VI Formula motherboard with the armor on it but only down fall is i like blue led fans in my build and the motherbord is red and black idk if blue would go good or not or is there a better mobo that is blue and black thats good for gameing i do like the hole killer nic thing i not much of a overclocker 4.5 to maybe 4.7 max is all i do im more of a gamer and i do plan on watercooling later on so trying to find a mobo that dose what i need it 2 to so any help would be nices thanks

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The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is probably your best bet. While it doesn't have the Killer NIC, it has the Intel-made one which is quite good as well.

It should be sufficient for your stated needs and also has blue accents, which you mentioned as one of your criteria.
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u can also check Gigabyte Sniper 5...it may be a bit over your budget but its a solid board

http://www.eteknix.com/gigabyte-g1-sniper-5-z87-motherboard-review/

i think its the only board that reached 4.9Ghz with 4770K nd cooled with H100i but it may be silicon lottery
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if you're near a microcenter, check out their bundles. I got a gigabyte UD4H and 4670k for $344 before taxes. UD4H was the bang for the buck on the bundle.
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that mobo looks ok but idk
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the Gigabyte Sniper 5 is green and black i dont like the green and i have no budget would blue led fans look ok on a asus Maximus VI Formula motherboard even no its a red and black mobo i really like that bord just not much the red but i can deal with it if blue led fans will go with it and i like the armor look also but dose it have the killer nic or dose the killer nic is killer nic worth it
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is killer nic worth it

No. I'd rather have a known quantity like an Intel NIC over the Killer.
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how is the EVGA Z87 classified it has the intel nic and not alot of red 2 so blue led fans would go good with that mobo i always liked evga cards just never had a evga mobo befor plus i do plan on buying the evga 780 classified gpu i can fit up to 4 on that bord even tho all prob just go 2 or 3 with a good sound card
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how is the EVGA Z87 classified it has the intel nic and not alot of red 2 so blue led fans would go good with that mobo i always liked evga cards just never had a evga mobo befor plus i do plan on buying the evga 780 classified gpu i can fit up to 4 on that bord even tho all prob just go 2 or 3 with a good sound card

EVGA's motherboards at this point are not to be trusted until proven otherwise.

Far too many problems were reported with their X79 and Z77 boards, especially in terms of their BIOS. As good a reputation as their video cards have, that's how bad their reputation is for motherboards.
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i heard about the past evga mobos but i wached this youtube vid on the bord there saying it has better bios and better stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpYFOJSRNAM
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