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Doing a Micro ATX Build and I pretty much have it down to two motherboards..... If i should be looking at something else please feel free to steer me in that direction but for the sake of the thread these are my two choices.

One of the many reasons I like this Asus Mobo is that asus brings the feature to control your fan speed... I think it's Fan expert? pretty sure, now the Gigabyte i dont know nothing about it but has a lot of good reviews.

I am primarily going to to be multitasking, browsing, working, gaming and potentially streaming some games. I know both Mobo's have a Ethernet Lan feature where it pretty much dedicated most of the speed and focuses on what your doing at the moment which is pretty awesome. Their both in the same price range as well and the Gigabyte seems to have more fan headers which is a good thing to add more fans to the case but Asus comes with the Fan controlling software which I am still not sure if that's an amazing thing to push it over the Gigabyte...

I have included 2 photos of each Mobo and the direct link to their Product page because Newegg doesn't do the features justice, just easier to look at everything.

Thanks in advance for your help

Asus Z97M-Plus
http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97MPLUS/


Gigabyte GA-Z97MX
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4968#ov


Just FYI if anyone is going to ask I will not be overclocking the CPU I am pretty much doing a regular build nothing special.

This is the build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DX3jsY

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.85 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW ACX Video Card ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($34.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $650.43
 

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I promise i will not do my absolute best to choose the board that you may or may not recommend in the upcoming opinions
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