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MATX board for i5

Hi all,

I plan on building an i5 Haswell Micro ATX PC, with maybe a GTX 760 GPU.

What motherboards would people recommend I look at - sorry I know nothing about compatibility? I'm looking for best bang for buck and long term stability.

- I do not intend to overclock, but have read it might be better to go for an unlocked "k" CPU as they are easier to resell and also in case I change my mind later.
- Do any motherboards come with wifi or do I have purchase a separate card? I would prefer to have it built in

Is there a good link to any resource I can read to educate myself?

Thanks
Tony
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    there are no Micro atx's that have built in wireless you must get it separatly.

    this mobo is solid by gigabyte.

    if you want to overclock the z87 ATX boards will do that.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab85md3h
  2. ModernWarfare said:
    there are no Micro atx's that have built in wireless you must get it separatly.

    this mobo is solid by gigabyte.

    if you want to overclock the z87 ATX boards will do that.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab85md3h


    Thanks, that really helps.
    Where can I find what all the various types of mobo mean: z87 vs h87 vs b85, etc? What do I need or not need?!
    (By the way, you have an amazing PC!)
  3. Thanks :).If you're willing to overclock your cpu a z87 chipset boards are capable of overclocking at a stable result. the rest of the chipsets will work only at stock purpose not meant for overclocking therefore a cheaper price.
  4. these are all the z87 boards go ahead and have a look what suits you or your budget :).

    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#xcx=0&c=89
  5. Thanks again.
    I looked on Gigabytes website to compare what the difference between their b85 and h87 boards is. I chose and compared:
    a) GA-H87M-D3H (rev. 1.x)
    b) GA-B85M-D3H (rev. 1.x)
    But I couldn't see any difference in the headline comparison specs listed.
    How do I choose? Just go by price?
    I'm sorry if these are dim questions!
    By the way I live in the UK (not that that expalins the dim questions!).
    Thanks
  6. sorry about that. heres the uk version if that helps.

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#xcx=0&c=89

    The H87 board is mostly about more ports/connectors, plus Intel SRT (SSD caching). if not using an SSD a b85 would do so.
  7. ModernWarfare said:
    sorry about that. heres the uk version if that helps.

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/#xcx=0&c=89

    The H87 board is mostly about more ports/connectors, plus Intel SRT (SSD caching). if not using an SSD a b85 would do so.


    Thanks, one more time.
    I do plan on having an SSD, so would you say I need a H87 board and is the Gigagbyte one a solid buy?
  8. One more question - do any mini-ITX boards come with wifi?
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