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Cheap Budget Board LGA1155

Hello,

So I am going to have the following setup:

CPU: i5-2400

GPU: Undecided as of yet, probably around a Radeon 6870 or so

USB disk drive

I think that's all that matters (tell me if there's anything else). No other extra fans except for case fans. Which reminds me, my case is the HAF 912. So I need a cheap budget mobo for this. I would prefer USB 3.0, but it's not necessary. I heard ASRock was good, so I found:

ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157236

Also, I saw some Gigabyte boards. I was also recommended this:

BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138332


What would you guys suggest? This is for gaming.

Thanks!
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  1. ASUS P8H67-V
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

    The others are fine but these mobos give you more features.

    I would pick the ASRock, if you wanted to know.
  2. Well... I don't need to overclock. That's why I didn't pick the ASRock. Those are nice boards, but they're for overclocking which adds on about $50 or so.
  3. Buy ASRock H61M/U3S3 .
    It have USB 3.0.
    Video Ports: D-Sub + DVI , HDMI .And is cheap.
  4. Okay. I was just wondering... is there any point in getting the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 if I'm not going to overclock? I've heard it's a superb board, but... I don't need a Z68
  5. With ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 you have the option for future upgrades.
    Support new Ivy Bridge processor , PCIE 3.0 if you change the cpu to Ivy, SLI , Cossfire option.
  6. How about this one? It's not for overclocking (H67), but then again, my CPU isn't either (I switched to i5-2400):
    Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121506

    It's got 4 RAM slots, USB 3.0, and nice ratings. I think that if/when I upgrade later on, I will also be buying a new CPU (if I want to overclock), I will probably never use two graphics cards, and so on and so forth. I might get the Extreme3 if I have enough left over... we'll see.
  7. Best answer
    Another good budget Z68 board is ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
    You have all the options what ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 give you except SLI, Crossfire option.
  8. You say you won't overclock - why? The i5-2500k will most times OC to 4.5GHz.
    If you don't get the 2500k at least a z68 board will give you options for OC or Ivy later.
    -Bruce
  9. I was told that my GPU (Sapphire Radeon 6870) would never need the CPU to overclock, even if I had two of them.

    Also, for budget boards, I'm undecided between these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600036384&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=280%7C13-121-506%5E13-121-506-TS%2C13-138-296%5E13-138-296-TS%2C13-128-539%5E13-128-539-TS%2C13-131-783%5E13-131-783-TS

    EDIT: Hahaha... I am going in circles. The Pro3 Gen3 is the same price as one of the ones I have selected. So I guess I'm back with the i5-2500k and the Pro3 Gen3 :whistle:
    So would you recommend a CPU cooler? (Hyper 212?) I'm not going to overclock that much... and not soon, either (probably).

    EDIT2: Okay, so here's the complete updated list of my system:
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=14093429
  10. ddan49 said:
    I was told that my GPU (Sapphire Radeon 6870) would never need the CPU to overclock, even if I had two of them.

    Also, for budget boards, I'm undecided between these:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627%20600093976%20600036384&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&CompareItemList=280%7C13-121-506%5E13-121-506-TS%2C13-138-296%5E13-138-296-TS%2C13-128-539%5E13-128-539-TS%2C13-131-783%5E13-131-783-TS

    EDIT: Hahaha... I am going in circles. The Pro3 Gen3 is the same price as one of the ones I have selected. So I guess I'm back with the i5-2500k and the Pro3 Gen3 :whistle:
    So would you recommend a CPU cooler? (Hyper 212?) I'm not going to overclock that much... and not soon, either (probably).

    EDIT2: Okay, so here's the complete updated list of my system:
    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=14093429

    Yea the Hyper Evo will do you fine.
  11. Best answer selected by ddan49.
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