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Since I've gone for the Intel Core i5-3470 processor, I need a motherboard that supports the Socket LGA 1155. This is a popular socket, so there's a lot to choose from.
The motherboard that I've had good experiences with lately is the Asus P8Z77-V LE. For $150 you get a rock solid motherboard offering SATA 6GB/s, USB 3.0, and all the ports and connectors you expect from a top-class board. The board also comes with a host of overclocking features, and is ready for Windows 8.