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I'm in the process of building a computer for general/office use that has medium-level performance. I'll be using an i5 2500k along with a GeForce 560 Ti (I already own both these parts and have no need to upgrade for this type of build). I don't think an expensive motherboard will be necessary as the amount of stress put on the system will be minimal for the majority of the time. I need suggestions for a solid motherboard that could fit this build well without being too expensive. I don't think a Z87 or Maximus would be necessary, however if a board of that quality and cost does make a noticeable difference, it'd be great to know.

If any additional information would be helpful, I'll be happy to provide it. Thanks.

EDIT: The mATX motherboards look like a good fit for this build. Any other suggestions are still appreciated. Also, would it make a big difference to go up to the $120-ish range or not?
Edited by Andrew A - 6/10/13 at 6:07pm
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Maybe go for a mATX board since they are cheaper than ATX. You can get an Asrock/MSI mATX 1155 socket board for like ~50$.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look into it.
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If you're not going to OC that 2500K, then I'd recommend getting something like a B75-chipset mATX motherboard. A good one would be Gigabyte's GA-B75M-D3H.
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Thanks. I don't think that overclocking the CPU, or anything else, will ever be necessary for this build.
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