Need gaming motherboard suggestions. Possibly CPU suggestions but mainly MOBO
So i am buying this processor Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570 and the motherboard i was intending to buy is the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S3+ Ver. 6.x LGA 1150 Intel B85 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. I am also getting an 850 W PSU and my graphics card is a GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked. I was wondering if that motherboard i have listed will be great for pairing my other hardware to it and playing games like ARMA 3 and Dayz Standalone as I know those are two heavy CPU based games. I wanted around 40 or so FPS, or obviously more. So the real question is. What motherboard will go well with the processor i am buying and if you can keep the price under $70 that'd be great. Or if you can find a better processor less than $200 that goes well with the motherboard and has the right slots for my 660, as well as have SLI support. I'm not sure if i'm explaining this right but ask if you have any questions and i will reply as fast as possible. Thank you for all of the help, oh and if everything i am buying is already good enough for my standards then just be sure to tell me so i can satisfy my budget with only $300, but my total is $350 but i want to save atleast 30 for dayz standalone.
spooky2th said:Everything you have picked should work OK for you. Just do not expect to do much OC'ing with that MB. I would find a good deal on some DDR3 1600MHz memory, a 2 x 4GB kit and you'll have a decent gaming system.
DDR3 is just the newest type of memory that your MB will use. It is a step up from DDR2 memory. According to the specs of your MB, it will handle up 1600Mhz DDR3 memory.
2 x 4GB means two sticks of four GB memory. 2 sticks of 4 gigs of memory each. 8 gigs total, which is good for gaming and most anything else too. The two sticks will give you dual channel memory which is faster than single channel memory.