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im building a new computer soon and will be gaming more than anything on it. decided to go with a i5 4670k and or i7 4770k(for future proofing) and i have been looking at mobos for the past week. ive narrowed down the price range im thinking i can enjoy paying which is around the 200$ mark. i wont mind going up to 250 or so if it is actually warranted. i have been going back and forth between about 8 different mobos that all are near same price and each giving different features that look great.

the price range im looking for is about 1500$ to 1800$

ill be playing on a 2560x1440 monitor(already bought), will be picking up the r9 290x graphics card and will stay single card for awhile. ill be more than likely Ethernet directly to my modem/router

the msi gd65 for 188$. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692 (theres the g45 version ive looked at, not sure how that holds up against this one.

ASUS Z87-PRO for 200$ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131979

ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO for 200$ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 for for 175$ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157371 (saw the extreme6/ac version for a bit more but getting less reviews?)

msi mpower for 200$ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130691 (theres an SP version that just recently came out for the same price, not sure what it has extra over this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130725)

ASRock Z87 OC Formula for 265$ - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157380 (good reviews from many sites)

i know just like graphics cards the higher you go the better features you can get, which it seems the range for mobos are 200$ and than 250+ which for any of the boards they all look very tempting in my eyes no matter the price. just like the maximus, i saw videos on the formula version that was going for 300$ and it was just as tempting as the hero.

sorry again for listing a lot of different boards.
post #2 of 8
With gaming tou dont need a motherboard that will overclock like mad. I have the g45 and ud4h. Both are great. I do like the killer network stuff on the g45. I have lots of programs that are always running so making sure I dont lag out from them stealing bandwidth is great for me. Still will overclock that chip to 4.4 without even trying. I dont think its necessary to spend 200-250 for gaming.

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post #3 of 8
I have the Maximus VI Hero, good solid board. But we are still experiencing the "early adopter" syndrome where they are still working out BIOS bugs. Also if you get that board, make sure you buy one of the newer ones that have the Rev.2 South Bridge, as the original south bridge had issues with USB 3.0 that were resolved with the newer southbridge.
post #4 of 8
Asrock Z87 OC Formula if you want the very best overclocker/tweaker from that selection, otherwise if your just looking for an average overclock and want the best stability and reliability go with the Z87-PRO or Maximus VI Hero.
Edited by burningrave101 - 10/21/13 at 10:00am
post #5 of 8
I can vouch for the GD65, although I mainly bought it for the colours (and it suited my pci-e needs). I was deciding between it and the extreme-6. For you, I would do the same. ASRock make very good boards, and I'm fairly happy with my GD65.
post #6 of 8
Another happy HERO user. Excellent bang for the buck. thumb.gif
post #7 of 8
Have you looked into getting a Gigabyte UD4H? or UD5H? Theyre good boards.

I vote for the ASUS Hero/Pro > MSI Mpower > Asrock Extreme 6 > MSI GD65
post #8 of 8
Its Hero or Mpower,nothing else, your choice. They are both great board. Pick the one that suit your build theme ^^
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