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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 7:45:58 PM

can u use a intel h61 or h67 other than a p67 for good gaming with a HD 6950 video card and intel i5-2500

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April 12, 2011 7:52:06 PM

At least on the Intel® Desktop Boards with the H61 or H67 chipset in MicroATX or ATX all of our have a PCI-e x16 slot. So that you can add a video card at any time or use the on processor graphics. So you would be able to put that video card in without worry.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 7:54:59 PM

will that make a good gaming board
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April 12, 2011 8:06:57 PM

If you do not plan to overclock then it will do fine for a gaming machine.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 8:22:08 PM

which is better than H67 or P67
April 12, 2011 8:29:19 PM

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which is better than H67 or P67


It depends on what you want from your computer.

For gaming its the P67 every time. No one if their right mind would build a gaming PC with onboard graphics.
For office style use the H67 wins as you dont need to spend extra money on a GPU.

The P67 offers overclocking and the H67 offers onboard graphics :) 
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 8:29:49 PM



Yes either would be fine for a cheap gaming board.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 8:30:26 PM

ok i go withe the P67
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a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 8:31:27 PM

dsM22 said:
Quote:
which is better than H67 or P67


It depends on what you want from your computer.

For gaming its the P67 every time. No one if their right mind would build a gaming PC with onboard graphics.
For office style use the H67 wins as you dont need to spend extra money on a GPU.

The P67 offers overclocking and the H67 offers onboard graphics :) 


What? There is no onboard graphics on H67 or H61. The graphics is on the cpu that you bought, so you have it whether you want it or not. H61 or H67 both make nice cheap budget gaming boards.

There is no doubt the P67 is the preferred choice, if you want sli or crossfire capability, more usb, more pci, etc, but you pay a lot more. I got my board for $59 and I love it.
April 12, 2011 8:35:27 PM

Where did i say that the onboard graphics are on the motherboard?

I simple said that the H67 allows you to use the onboard graphics if you wish to, where as with the P67 there is no option to use the onbard graphics.


EDIT - Just to clear up any confusion. The H67 is still a good choice for a gaming motherboard but you still have to add a GPU and you sacrafice the ability to OC your processor.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 8:41:18 PM

yea and i really want to overclock a i5-2500k
April 12, 2011 8:43:23 PM

gamerkila57 said:
yea and i really want to overclock a i5-2500k


Well in that case go with a P67 board.
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April 12, 2011 8:44:26 PM

Then you need P67.
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April 12, 2011 8:50:43 PM

You need a monitor too?
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 8:57:26 PM

yes
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April 12, 2011 9:00:33 PM

My H61 was every overclocking option you could possibly want believe it or not.
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April 12, 2011 9:01:32 PM

dsM22 said:
Where did i say that the onboard graphics are on the motherboard?

I simple said that the H67 allows you to use the onboard graphics if you wish to, where as with the P67 there is no option to use the onbard graphics.


EDIT - Just to clear up any confusion. The H67 is still a good choice for a gaming motherboard but you still have to add a GPU and you sacrafice the ability to OC your processor.



ITS ON CPU GRAPHICS< NOT ONBOARD GRAPHICS. What do you think ONBOARD means?? It means on the motherBOARD. Getting it now?

Oh and my Asrock H61 has just about every overclocking option you could possibly want, so not sure you really know what your talking about there either.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 9:01:59 PM

i rather go with P67
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April 12, 2011 9:03:30 PM

gamerkila57 said:
i rather go with P67


Cool.
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April 12, 2011 9:16:38 PM

Case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$1051-$30 mail in rebates. Motherboard is SLI/Crossfire capable so you can add a second GTX460 in the future if 1 does not meet your gaming needs. You will also need a CPU cooler to overclock. A Hyper 212+ will do the job for $30. So your total would be $1050.
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April 12, 2011 9:25:17 PM

geekapproved said:
My H61 was every overclocking option you could possibly want believe it or not.



http://techgadget4all.com/2011/04/09/ecs-h61h2-a-mother...


"Realistically the H61 chipsets make sense only if you pair such a motherboard with an entry level Core i5 or Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor. Of course, the H61 chipset doesn’t allow for overclocking either, hence there’s no need for a “K” series Sandy Bridge processor to go with this motherboard."
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 9:28:27 PM

don't forget your optical drive...
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April 12, 2011 9:32:24 PM

Oops I did forget an optical drive. The Asus 24x is ~ $20. The video card is up to you. Either is a good choice and my motherboard choice will handle 2 of either. I chose the 460 to keep down the price.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 9:33:55 PM

i already have 5 optical drives.
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April 12, 2011 9:35:06 PM

Not an issue then. They are dirt cheap.
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April 12, 2011 9:38:47 PM

y did u choose that RAM
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April 12, 2011 9:41:17 PM

GSkill is great stuff and Sandy Bridge likes DDR3 1600 cas 8 or 9 best.

Edit; I picked cas 7 without even looking. I thought by the price it was cas 8. There is little benefit except in video encoding and multitasking. My mistake although I do have cas 7 myself.
a b U Graphics card
April 12, 2011 10:56:53 PM

thanks
April 13, 2011 12:38:37 AM

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It means on the motherBOARD. Getting it now?


Dude what are you on about. The motherboard doesn't do the graphics processing in an onboard setup, the CPU does it. All your doing is confusing the poor guy asking for adivce.

In my earlier post, the one you picked up on, i stated that for a GAMING setup you would still have to add a GPU which is 100% correct due to the fact that the OP asked for GOOD gaming.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 3:13:28 AM

@dsM22
Use the correct terminology. In fact, I had to reread your statement to be sure. In the context of this thread, the viewers would know that you mean the GPU associated with the CPU, forming the APU, but by taking your OP statement out of context of this thread, anybody else would assume you are talking about graphics integrated into the motherboard. If you enter 'onboard graphics' into any search engine you'll see what GeekApproved is talking about. When you are referring to 'onboard graphics' you are referring to graphics on a mobo such as this: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-micro-ATX-Graphics-1333MHz-...
It would be as if someone referred to the size of their hard drive as 'memory.' In the thread the viewers would know the OP is referring to their 1-2TB hard drive, but out of context you would assume RAM. check your terminology, otherwise you'd have more than GeekApproved to deal with.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 4:32:08 PM

can i use a IDE dvd drive with a mobo with a ATA133 2 Dev. Max controller
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April 13, 2011 4:36:00 PM

Yes but why would you want that big ribbon cable in there impeding airflow? Spend $20 for a SATA DVD burner.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 4:37:54 PM

i have 5 IDE drives just sitting next to my computer and i thought i could reuse them
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April 13, 2011 4:40:54 PM

Yeah I have 6 or 8 laying around as well. For $20 though I would rather have a clean looking case. Hell you can find SATA drives on sale for $15 sometimes.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 4:44:01 PM

whats the best modular psu under $190
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 4:48:26 PM

can it run 2 AMD HD 6950 cf
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 4:49:39 PM

i mean HD 6970
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April 13, 2011 4:49:58 PM

Yep.
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April 13, 2011 4:51:58 PM

It probably would be fine for 2 x 6970s but I might go with an 850w unit to be sure.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 4:52:45 PM

has amd ever said when the amd bulldozer will be released
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 5:00:05 PM

i changed my build from intel to amd because i read that the amd bulldozer will be backward compatible with AM3
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April 13, 2011 5:03:50 PM

I have read that it will work with AM3 and that it will not both. I am not sure to be honest. I have not really kept up with it. Either way I doubt AMD will be able to overcome being 3 generations behind Intel. I expect Bulldozer to compete with the i5 750/ i7 920 not Sandy Bridge. We will not know for sure untill we see real benchmarks though.
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 5:10:44 PM

i hope they hurry up and release it
a b U Graphics card
April 13, 2011 5:17:38 PM

ok thanks
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