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Do I need a good motherboard for gaming?

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.
Thanks

PS. If you need my gpu, it is GTX 670 2gb factory OC
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    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=N82E16813157384

    If you do have the budget
    Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128603
  2. 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-z87extreme3

    if not
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87mpro4
  3. 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=N82E16813157384

    If you do have the budget
    Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128603


    Cheers m8,
    I'll probably go with the H87M
    Thanks
  4. 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-z87extreme3

    if not
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87mpro4[/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?
    Thanks
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