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I am not going to be gaming on it. Mostly just surfing the web and using it for xbmc. I know this is kinda overkill but I want this to last at least a few years.

I was thinking about the asus z87 pro or the Maximus vi gene.

Also for the CPU I was planing on the i5 4570.
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I would get the gene or a Z87 ITX (Gigabyte GA-Z87-N - Asus ITXs are kinda overkill unless you would O/C etc with the impact) for a cute lil build.
No need to go full-atx for such use.
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An ROG board to browse the web?
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I have the Z77 of the Asus ITX and it's a nice little board. IMO the Maximus series is over kill unless you game / brag. The new Asus Z87I-Deluxe looks like it's going to be a nice board (even it is had some odd colors)

If you don't need ITX - I like small boards - then you have more options in matx. Still, a modern ITX will have everything save crossfire (or if you need ungodly amounts of ram for virtual machines, rendering, etc.)
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