Motherboard Help

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gibbsj87
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I was between a bunch of motherboards, but now I think I have narrowed it down.

Here they are

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%2050001314%2050001315%20600438202&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=280%7C13-132-038%5E13-132-038-TS%2C13-128-595%5E13-128-595-TS&percm=13-132-038%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-128-593%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-128-595%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-128-596%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-131-976%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

I am leaning to the ASUS mobo because the barbs for water cooling can be screwed in where the gigabyte has 3/8 barbs. I am prob going to do 1/2 in tubing.

If I am missing anything or overlooking any mobo that is better, please let me know. My price range is 300 or less.

Here it is..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Seagate 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($335.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($335.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1968.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 02:37 EDT-0400)

eire1274
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Between the two, I'd vote for the Asus model, as well. First off, the ROG series pretty much doesn't leave anything out, and I really can't pick anything important that justifies the price jump for the Gigabyte. Second, well, right now Asus is the undisputed king when it comes to after-purchase support, BIOS updates, software options, etc., second only to ASRock (and I'm probably going to make some people mad with that statement...), plus they always trend towards the highest quality out of t he factory.

Looks like you are building a great gaming rig there, and I wish you the best of luck!

Nick McDermott