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Help me choose an 1156 motherboard for my son's birthday
Mar 9, 2010, 11:54 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.
Mar 10, 2010
help choose 1156 motherboard birthday
Mar 10, 2010, 3:48 AM
is a very good option for your son's brithday.
Mar 10, 2010, 4:13 AM
This has sata 6gb/s and usb 3.0 as well for the same price.
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