mobo for a haswell i5 or i7

vampyiere6

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As the title says im looking for options on motherboards for a i5 or i7 haswell cpu i will be doing overclocking nothing really extreme maybe later but not for now.

i want it to have support for 32 gb ram as almost all mobos today have anyways, it needs to have usb 3 atlast on the mobo itself dosent matter if it have extra connectors as my case only have 4 usb 2.0 ports on front but it need to have connectors for that.

if there are some motherboards for the lga 1150 socket with built in wifi that would be good but nothing i really need as will be using normal ethernet cable most likley, bluetooth would be a nice extra feature but thats too pretty useless.

overall i want a good mobo as i am pretty happy with the one i have atm M5A99X Evo it is a really good mobo in my options have had no problems and i want a uefi bios one but that too i think most boards today have. overall give me your options on haswell mobos and what you guys look for in them, preferably a blue mobo as most my stuff is blue with blue led fans and so.

And i want it to have atlast 2 pcie 3.0 ports so i can crossfire a second 7970 later as it takes up 2 slots i want it to be able to fit in x16 ports

spec:

cpu: amd fx-4100 OC 4,2 Ghz
mobo: asus m5a99x evo
ram: kingston 16gb 1333 mhz 4x4 gb sticks
gpu: Gigabyte radeon HD 7970 oc 1000 mhz
storage: 120 gb ssd 60x2 ocz and 1tb normal hdd
cooler: antec kuhler 620
case: fractal design core 3000
psu: 730w thermaltake SP-730AH2NH
optical drive: LG bluray station
fan controller: Lamptron Fan Controller FC5 V2
 

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For this ASUS or EVGA would be the best brands if your tight on cash have a look a the Gigabyte boards it really depends on how much you want to spend on the board
 

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ohh forgot to say my budget will be about 200-300 euros for a motherboard
 

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Right these are based of german retail prices but something like the ASUS Sabertooth at just under 200. Im in the UK so I sort of know where your at with prices.
 

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its ok i can get like all comp components here so i am open to suggestions of haswell motherboards and i can check the price
 

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It really boils down to personal preference. I've used EVGA, Gigabyte, ASUS, and Asrock, all with success. The only problems I ever had were with ASUS (two DOA, and one with memory controller problems) but it was years ago with an LGA775 and apparently they are back at the top of the pack nowadays. It's not going to affect your performance either way. Right now I am using an Asrock Extreme4 because they built the cheapest Z87 mobo with the features I needed. One of my friends just bought an Extreme6.

If you want wireless, not too many have that built in. I would recommend getting this adapter. I had a couple of the older version and they were solid, but the newest one is the best adapter I've ever used. It connects unbelievably fast. I can literally click on chrome the second my desktop shows and it will have already connected to the internet.

http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-300Mbps-Wireless-Adapter-RNX-N250PCe/dp/B006WWMZSK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379356622&sr=8-1&keywords=rnx-250

Also, check out this review:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-haswell-motherboard-review,3524.html
 

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would these 2 motherboards be good for the haswell i5 or i7 and have all the extra features anyone could ask for or do you yourself have something you prefer that like you must have on your motherboard just getting opinions.

Asus Z87 Pro
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87PRO/
ECS Z87H3-A2X Extreme
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1475&CategoryID=1&MenuID=172&LanID=0

 

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