Need help selecting a motherboard, I have the rest of the parts

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After a month or so of selecting parts and doing research I have found parts I like and will use, but I still haven't found a motherboard. The power supply is a little overkill so I can upgrade various parts later. The whole system itself is aimed towards gaming. Any help would be appreciated. Items marked in red I already have.

I plan on getting the hard drive and the power supply within the following week.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($102.18 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $746.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 22:01 EDT-0400)
 

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Possibly, it's there mostly for any future upgrade CPU GPU or whatever.
 

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Here's what I would go with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $461.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 22:17 EDT-0400)

850W is overkill for 760 sli, but right now the other good 750W PSU's are more expenisve than this one.
 

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Intel Core i5-3350P @ 3.10GHz - 6,138 - $184.99*
Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.20GHz - 7,076 - $199.97

The 4570 performs a lot better in http://www.cpubenchmark.net for only $10 more, and also has integrated graphics in case my GPU dies. I'll go with that.

Cutting $15 off and getting 100 watts more is nice, but that's only bronze and is only semi modular ( no idea if it makes a difference actually )

Motherboard looks nice, I'll give it a go

The drive is only $2 less, I'll just go with the other one.
 

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Is this mobo any good

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D94X6AK/

I know a streamer who uses it and it has a nice deal right now and is compatible with the 4570, it used to only be $103 but it bumped up $10.
 

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The main difference is with that board you can't add a second 760 in the future. Instead you could either crossfire two amd cards, or replacethe 760 with a new single video card.
 

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If you want a gold+ modular PSU go with this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbefx

Modular basically means you can connect the cables you need to the psu which greatly helps with cable management. Non modular is the opposite where all the cables are attatched to the psu and aren't removeable and semi modular is half way in which you can remove some cables while others are fixed in place.
 

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Sorry for the very late response but that PSU looks a lot better for only $5 more on NCIX. I think I'll boost my CPU up to a 3570k, any thoughts about that?
 

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It might be cheaper to go with the 4670k and Z87 motherboard than the 3570k. But both CPUs are great if you want to go the overclocking route.
 

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