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Please help me pick a motherboard

Mxhawthy

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I'm going to be building a PC for the very first time, and I have got most of the components in a list. However, I have absolutely no idea about motherboards. Could someone please give me suggestions of GOOD motherboards that are compatible with my i5-4670k Processor, and it must cost less than £80 as I'm on a strict budget. Below is the list of my components, minus the motherboard, of course:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/KZrxP6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/KZrxP6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.74 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.44 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£59.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card (£155.06 @ More Computers)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case (£59.98 @ Amazon UK)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.49 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £553.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-02 23:27 GMT+0000

I really appreciate any help.

--EDIT--
I don't know if this is relevant, but I will be using my PC for gaming in 1080p on relatively demanding games such as Titanfall, Battlefield 4, and such.
 

margibso

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I'm partial to the ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance as a cheap but good mother board, and it is right at your budget.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyh97performance
Interestingly you can overclock with it despite it being an H97
It's limitations are that it can't do SLI, and is not suited for crossfire. You also can't overclock the RAM so your stuck at 1600.
On-board sound and component quality are top notch.
 

margibso

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I'm partial to the ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance as a cheap but good mother board, and it is right at your budget.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyh97performance
Interestingly you can overclock with it despite it being an H97
It's limitations are that it can't do SLI, and is not suited for crossfire. You also can't overclock the RAM so your stuck at 1600.
On-board sound and component quality are top notch.
 

shortstuff_mt

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I wouldnt' go with the i5-4670K since it's already been replaced by the i5-4690K. I would also pick the new GTX 960 over the GTX 760. Here's my slightly tweaked version of your build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£173.94 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.44 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-P ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£69.71 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£61.66 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.39 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card (£184.99 @ Dabs)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£45.49 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £645.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-02 23:54 GMT+0000
 

sora

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What is the point of overclocking RAM though?
 

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