Looking for a Z87 Motherboard?

likdaboo

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Hi

I have an AMD build right now and want to switch to intel to support more GPU power

I have the FX 8350 CPU and will be changing to the i7 4770k

Looking for a list of the best motherboards for this socket

I mainly would like to stick to black/silver/blue colour theme to match my build and price isnt really an issue, lets say budget is £300

Looking for SLI support x16/x16
USB header 3.0 Internal
ATX Board size

I have:
GPU: GTX 780ti
MOBO: Gigabyte 990fx UD3
RAM: 16 GB (1600 Mhz) DDR3
PSU: Corsair CX750M Semi-Modular
COOLER: Corsair H105 Liquid Cooler

I plan to get another 780ti in future but my CPU cant handle it

Thanks
 

a44arana

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I currently have an Asus Z87-Pro (v-edition which only means wireless/bluetooth is removed) and i7 4770K.
the board itself is a gold and black color scheme so im not too sure it would match your specifications.

Gigabyte has one try googling for this "GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H" you might like this one.
 

MFBLO96

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You won't find 16x 16x, the chipset won't due that. It will do 8x 8x but it is twice as fast per lane as pcie 2.0 so it would have the same bandwidth at 8x as a 2.0 at 16x
 

likdaboo

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Ive decided i like the Z87 SABERTOOTH
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sabertooth-Motherboard-Express-Chipset-Haswell/dp/B00CXL56PI

Would you say this is a good board for gaming?
 

MFBLO96

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With haswell, 4xxx processors, the voltage regulators are on the chip and not on the motherboard, reducing the need for premium motherboards for reasonable overclocking.
I found this mobo, it is decent and would suit you needs well
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00CUCRKO0/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1395873335&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX110_SY165
It is cheaper than the one you listed to the point that you could also purchase a good water cooler
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009ZN2NH6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1395873371&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

I have a 4770k that I got to 4.55 on an even cheaper motherboard than the one I reccomended to you
 

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