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Hello all, I am looking to build a 4770k build and am contemplating a few motherboards. I am open to options but would like to keep it around or under $200.
Right now I am looking to get thoughts on these two boards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130691

Again, I am open to other thoughts and opinions.
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post #2 of 6
The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC is the best board under $200, no competition.

My second choice would be the Asus Maximus VI Hero, it's not as good hardware wise but it has more of those 'gamer' features that some people like.

I'm not knocking either of those MSI boards either, they're both pretty solid.
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post #3 of 6
What exactly do you need from the board?
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post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by DeXel View Post

What exactly do you need from the board?

I will be overclocking and using it for gaming mostly.
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Windows 7 x64 PB278Q S27C750P Lots of them 
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post #5 of 6
Best mATX board = Maximus VI Gene
Best mini-ITX board = Maximus VI Impact

Any other option is unworthy
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You can get something like Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H, or even cheaper with minor compromises like ASRock Z87 Extreme4 or Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H.
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Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
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Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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