Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Cheap Budget Board LGA1155

Last response: in Motherboards
Share
March 18, 2012 12:25:35 AM

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=N82E168...

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=N82E168...


What would you guys suggest? This is for gaming.

Thanks!
March 18, 2012 12:15:27 PM

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.
Related resources
a c 107 V Motherboard
March 18, 2012 12:23:57 PM

Buy ASRock H61M/U3S3 .
It have USB 3.0.
Video Ports: D-Sub + DVI , HDMI .And is cheap.
March 18, 2012 3:00:05 PM

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
a c 107 V Motherboard
March 18, 2012 3:13:00 PM

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.
March 18, 2012 3:16:20 PM

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=N82E168...

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.

Best solution

a c 107 V Motherboard
March 18, 2012 3:16:49 PM
Share

Another good budget Z68 board is ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You have all the options what ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 give you except SLI, Crossfire option.
a b V Motherboard
March 18, 2012 3:22:03 PM

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
March 18, 2012 3:27:57 PM

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?Submi...

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.as...
a b V Motherboard
March 18, 2012 4:27:39 PM

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?Submi...

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.as...

Yea the Hyper Evo will do you fine.
March 18, 2012 7:22:13 PM

Best answer selected by ddan49.
a c 328 V Motherboard
March 19, 2012 2:16:07 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
!