Motherboard suggestion?

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asked Apr 11, 2012 by Zorbeen98 (311 points)
Looking for an ATX motherboard.
Building a pretty decent PC that i can play games on. Will be adding a graphics card in the future.

Would like to have usb 3.0, 5.1 audio or optical output built in.

two monitor outputs would be good too so i can have two screens.

Probably thinking about using the intel i5 processor.

planning on spending about £150 ($240 USD).

Any suggestions on a motherboard?
commented Feb 18, 2013 by Zorbeen98 (311 points)
don't think it was really fair to close the post because of that, the whole idea was that i got as many answers as possible before I chose the accepted answer..

Ah well

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answered Apr 11, 2012 by Razor512 (16,586 points)
if needed you can check a few local stores on online retailers for an asus sabertooth motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131821

If you have the money it allows for higher overclocks as it handles high TDP CPU's without running into voltage and pll issues

but if you do not plan on doing something like using liquid cooling and pushing some high voltages into the CPU in order to push higher than normal overclocks, then any decent $150 board with at least 6+1 phases will be fine
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answered Apr 17, 2012 by Caelan (1,656 points)
Anything from ASUS is usually good and finely crafted. They make custom motherboards that can handle great deals of energy output. They DO in fact, make their OWN custom designs. They are leaders, not followers. Hope this did help.
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answered Jan 26, 2013 by msmit1993 (121 points)
I'm using the as us maximus v gene with the intel core i5 2500k. And I greatly recomment it.
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