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$200 Mini-ITX CPU/Motherboard Combo

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January 6, 2014 3:06:52 PM

Hello! I need the best CPU and Motherboard combo I can get in the Mini-ITX form factor for under $200 ($10-$20 +/- is fine). It will be inside a Bitfenix Prodigy, be paired with a 650 Ti BOOST, and have an Corsair H55 liquid cooler.

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January 6, 2014 3:20:39 PM

I don't think they make mini itx am3+ boards so you would have to go with intel is that ok?

This would allow for upgrade to 4670k, if you ever wanted

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $244.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-06 18:22 EST-0500)
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January 6, 2014 3:22:31 PM

I was aware that there are no am3+ boards, but there are lga1155, lga1150, fm2, and fm2+ boards.
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January 6, 2014 3:32:14 PM

Thanks. Thats what i was thinking about before, but i wanted to know if there are other options. Is the athlon 760k comparable? Or not worth it?
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January 6, 2014 3:42:05 PM

No the 760k is not comparable, but if you can stretch it the 4670k is a new level of performance vs the i3.
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