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So i have around 150GBP to spend on a motherboard because its a year old, its blue and i want a nice red or black rig and because when i overclock highly it'll start whining (literally).

I have a few ideas but basically heres what i want:
- Good Audio
- Good Cooling/Heat Dissapation
- Good Looking

I've been pretty much set recently on the ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z which is 170GBP right now but i've just seen the AsRock 990FX Fatal1ty Pro for around the same price. I was wondering which you guys would recommend. Of course if you think there is a better one feel free to suggest biggrin.gif
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I think the ASUS Crosshair V Formula Z is a great board for what you are looking. It's got good audio, looks sexy and it's a great OC platform.
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I think it might have to be the one to go for, as i've heard a few bad things about the Gigabyte BIOS and VDroop but everything has been okay on my current ASUS board.
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OCZ Arc 100 240GB Kingston V200 128GB Western Digital Green 2TB Raijintek Aidos 92mm Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit LG 23EA63 CM Storm Quickfire TK EVGA SuperNOVA GS550 Fully Modular 
CaseMouseAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D CM Storm Xornet Bose Companion 3 
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OCZ Arc 100 240GB Kingston V200 128GB Western Digital Green 2TB Raijintek Aidos 92mm Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit LG 23EA63 CM Storm Quickfire TK EVGA SuperNOVA GS550 Fully Modular 
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Corsair Obsidian 250D CM Storm Xornet Bose Companion 3 
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