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Most suitable micro ATX / mini ITX motherboard for my mid-end gaming build ? (Anything under 150 is great)

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March 22, 2014 4:05:09 AM

Greetings,

I am currently planning on building my first computer and I was wondering what motherboard would be ideal, considering my specifications (and my wallet). I would also like to overclock my CPU, so keep that in mind.

Case: Define MINI (mATX format)

CPU: Intel i5 3350P
GPU: GTX 650 Ti (might upgrade to a GTX 660 Ti later)
HDD: Caviar Black 1TB
SSD: Samsung EVO Series 120GB
RAM: x2(4GB DDR3 stick)

Looking forward to your reply, dear community.

UPDATE: I would like to know if there is any motherboard under $150 that could satisfy my needs.
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March 22, 2014 4:15:28 AM

Maybe the Asus P8H77M or P8H77M-Pro? I would really suggest you get the newest released GTX 750 Ti instead of the 650 Ti. 750 Ti uses much less power and has similar peformance. It also doesn't need a 6 pin connector which means less cable management to worry about.

At that price point though it might be better to get a R9 270 as this has much better performance than 650 Ti, 750 Ti and even 660.
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March 22, 2014 4:22:34 AM

fatboyslimerr said:
Maybe the Asus P8H77M or P8H77M-Pro? I would really suggest you get the newest released GTX 750 Ti instead of the 650 Ti. 750 Ti uses much less power and has similar peformance. It also doesn't need a 6 pin connector which means less cable management to worry about.

At that price point though it might be better to get a R9 270 as this has much better performance than 650 Ti, 750 Ti and even 660.


These motherboards are too expensive for what I can afford, do I absolutely need them in order to fit my current build ? Also, I found a 650 Ti for 100 bucks and since money is tight (I'm a student), I can't really afford an extra 100 for the R9 270 right now... Still a great suggestion for a future upgrade, I thank you.
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March 22, 2014 4:33:48 AM

How does this look in your budget?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $727.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 07:33 EDT-0400)

Better to get the Haswell i5 4440, its also cheaper than the 3350P
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