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So I'm planning on ordering a i7-4930k once they are released and I'm having trouble with picking out a motherboard. I don't really know that much about motherboards and I don't know why there is such a huge price difference from one to the other... I see the EVGA x79 Dark but it seems a bit too expensive... then I saw the EVGA x79 SLI and this one was in my price range... I'd just like to know if this is a good match or do you know of better motherboards? Can anyone explain the differences between motherboards and what exactly makes some of them so much more expensive than the other, please. Thank you.

Edit: Also I would like to TRI-SLI in the future...

Also: by "in my price range" I by no means am intending on cheaping out on my mobo for a high end CPU.. I am willing to spend anywhere from 200-400 for a good mobo. Would just like a good motherboard specifically for this CPU.
Edited by iPDrop - 8/30/13 at 10:20pm
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EVGA motherboards have lately been very bad, and I would recommend going with Gigabyte or Asus.
I have used the Gigabyte x79 UP4 and like it and I now have the Asus RIV Gene, which is even better. The RIV Formula would perform similarly.
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That motherboard (Gigabyte x79 UP4) looks great, love the color. I absolutely despise the White/LightBlue/Blue theme that SO many motherboards have for some strange reason.. Love this gunmetal type, also love the gold/black colors from ASRock
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Intel Core i7-4930k @ 4.7GHz 1.4V EVGA X79 Dark ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II  ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II  
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II 16GB G.Skill Sniper Series 2400MHz 11 13 13 31 Samsung 840 Pro RAID 0 Samsung 840 Pro RAID 0 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate NAS 2TB Cooler Master Glacer Windows 8.1 AOC U2868PQU 28'' 3820x2160 @ 60z 
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ASUS VG248QE 24'' 1920x1080 @ 144hz Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate  EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000W Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced 
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SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] SteelSeries 63010 QcK Mass Mouse Pad Logitech Surround Sound 5.1 (Exterior Speaker S... Sennheiser G4ME ZERO 
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Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8X DVD-ROM Tray Load Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit English Crossover 27'' 2560x1440 60Hz Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard 
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180W AC Adapter Dell Precision M4800 
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GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II 16GB G.Skill Sniper Series 2400MHz 11 13 13 31 Samsung 840 Pro RAID 0 Samsung 840 Pro RAID 0 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate NAS 2TB Cooler Master Glacer Windows 8.1 AOC U2868PQU 28'' 3820x2160 @ 60z 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VG248QE 24'' 1920x1080 @ 144hz Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate  EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1000W Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
SteelSeries Sensei [RAW] SteelSeries 63010 QcK Mass Mouse Pad Logitech Surround Sound 5.1 (Exterior Speaker S... Sennheiser G4ME ZERO 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i7-4710MQ  Nvidia Quadro K2100M 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3L 1TB 2.5inch Serial ATA (5,400 Rpm) Hard Drive 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8X DVD-ROM Tray Load Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit English Crossover 27'' 2560x1440 60Hz Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard 
PowerCase
180W AC Adapter Dell Precision M4800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A4-3300 Llano GIGABYTE GA-A75M-D2H  AMD Radeon HD 6410D Crucial Ballistix Sport 
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