For mobo I like the Asrock and Asus stuff. Z97. The Z series boards give you a lot of value besides overclocking (prob not use that). They have Intel LAN, extra sata ports. Next generation sata express. More PCI lanes. HDMI in and pass through. Better fan speed controller to control temps and noise. Extra fan headers for case fans, two fan CPU coolers etc... Some have wireless AC and Bluetooth, come with cloud storage, free remote access and control via splashtop. For the same cost the Z chip like an extreme 3 or 4 or 6 is the way to go IMO. They restart in like a second too. Really quick.
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