Help me choose an 1156 motherboard for my son's birthday Tags: Asus Motherboards Last response: March 10, 2010 4:13 AM in Motherboards Share Denis54 March 9, 2010 11:54:01 PM My P4 is getting old and I have decided to replace it. I will "confiscate" my son's computer and buy him a new one for his birthday. All we need is a new CPU, MB and RAM. I will buy him either a an i3-530 or i5-750. However, I am at a loss choosing an 1156 motherboard. What the main difference between a $100 MB and a $200 MB (please don't tell me $100 ) His video card is an HD4850 and I am not sure wether he will want to overclock or not his new motherboard. What are the main specifications I should be looking for? Budget is flexible but I would prefer to stay in the $100 - $200 bracket. I get excellent service and prices from my local shop. As they mostly sell ASUS, I would prefer to buy an ASUS board (Gigabyte could be a second choice). They mostly sell low end gears so I cannot really trust them for advice. More about : choose 1156 motherboard son birthday | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove saint19 Motherboard Master March 10, 2010 3:48:41 AM Hi, THIS is a very good option for your son's brithday. | Report abuse duk3 March 10, 2010 4:13:22 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This has sata 6gb/s and usb 3.0 as well for the same price. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Help me choose an 1156 motherboard for my son's birthday> Related ressources: ForumSons birthday gift ForumNew Build for 1st Desktop with my son ForumNew Graphics card dont know what to choose for my birthday ! ForumHelp Building my son a pc please. ForumBirthday coming up soon... do I need any upgrades? ForumHelp with BF's Birthday Gift ForumBuilding gaming computer for my son 1500-1800 ForumBirthday Disaster ForumNeed Help ; 2K intel build for birthday ForumConsidering first build for son - gaming pc ForumHelp me choose a H55/H67 motherboard ForumHELP PLEASE.dad in distress! drivers for my sons gtx 560 wont install ForumComments on hardware for first time build - father/ son project. ForumI5 760 and 1156 mb help ForumCan you help me choose a new power supply please? Forum< $500 build for son . Need advise.... please ForumSon 's computer build Christmas gift ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumHow to enable dual channel memory on asus motherboard ForumSingle beep once in a while from motherboard More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !