The H61 chipset is designed to be our entry level chipset for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. These boards are going to be a basic board that will not allow overclocking or any number of higher performance features. On the other hand they should have a PCI-E 2.0 16x slot that you can put a dedicated video card in (at least on the micro-ATX boards).
If are looking for a budget build start off with an H61 board and an Intel Core i3-2105 (comes with the HD 3000 Graphics) or an Intel Core i5-2400, this will get started and then you can build from there. Then video a good video card and start expanding from there.
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I am going to follow your advise and get a H61 motherboard (MSI H61MA-E35 (B3) H61 mATX LGA1155 DDR3 1PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3 HDMI DVI VGA Motherboard) and run the i3 2105 CPU in it. Can you confirm that the HD 3000 Graphics are going to work in this combo?
Thanks for your advise.