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March 17, 2014 11:28:29 PM

Hello,
I have decided to build a gaming computer, and I am going to purchase the i5 4670 (non-k). Which motherboard should I purchase? My budget is around 80 dollars unless a better mobo means better fps.
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PS. If you need my gpu, it is GTX 670 2gb factory OC

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March 17, 2014 11:43:50 PM

Motherboard will not improve FPS at all, unless we are overclocking (not this case).
A good motherboard is as important as a good PSU, it is a component that can protect the rest of the more expensive components. A good motherboard will also have a easy to navigate BIOS, features for overclock, durability, heat endurance, and long-lasting.

I usually recommend people to cheap on CPU and GPU and not on motherboard, as if something happens, a bad motherboard can make you spend days to troubleshoot or even end up taking some components along with its death.

If you're not overclocking then you can save money by going with the H87 chipset, it's pretty much Z87 but no overclocking features.

If you really don't have the budget
ASRock H87M Pro4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you do have the budget
Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 17, 2014 11:46:51 PM

if you ever want to sli later on you will have to get a z87 chipset and those can be a tad more expensive. and psu is where you seriously cant skimp. mobo you shouldnt either. it doesnt mean more fps but it means increased system stability. so unless your a fan of bsod and system stuttering then dont ever skimp on either.

if you want to sli
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extr...

if not
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87mpro...
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March 18, 2014 3:15:24 AM

IDontUnderstand said:
Motherboard will not improve FPS at all, unless we are overclocking (not this case).
A good motherboard is as important as a good PSU, it is a component that can protect the rest of the more expensive components. A good motherboard will also have a easy to navigate BIOS, features for overclock, durability, heat endurance, and long-lasting.

I usually recommend people to cheap on CPU and GPU and not on motherboard, as if something happens, a bad motherboard can make you spend days to troubleshoot or even end up taking some components along with its death.

If you're not overclocking then you can save money by going with the H87 chipset, it's pretty much Z87 but no overclocking features.

If you really don't have the budget
ASRock H87M Pro4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you do have the budget
Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cheers m8,
I'll probably go with the H87M
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March 18, 2014 3:17:06 AM

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if you ever want to sli later on you will have to get a z87 chipset and those can be a tad more expensive. and psu is where you seriously cant skimp. mobo you shouldnt either. it doesnt mean more fps but it means increased system stability. so unless your a fan of bsod and system stuttering then dont ever skimp on either.

if you want to sli
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extr...

if not
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87mpro...[/quotemsg

Hi,
I do not want to SLI so i'll probably get the h87 or whatever I replied with on the other post. A new motherboard means a reboot of windows right?
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