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Choosing an Intel 1155 chipset

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April 7, 2012 6:32:15 AM

Hello

I am trying to upgrade my youngest son's ageing PC - he is using a AMD Athlon X2 6000 and a NVidia 8800 GTS 512MB.

By reading up Tom's recommendations it seems the i3-2120 is the best choice for 100 pounds. For graphics I will get him the HD 7770 1024MB which is 120 pounds.

I am a bit confused on the Intel chipset / motherboards though. Unless I have missed it, Tom does not have a dedicated section for chipsets. My choices for an Intel 1155 socket are : H61, H67, P67, Z68, H77 and Z77.

WHat chipset should I use from the above?

Thanks
a b V Motherboard
April 7, 2012 7:00:18 AM

for best bang for your buck you will probably get p67 if you dont regularly upgrade (as in like 4yr cycles)as it was phased out for the z68 but i would get z77 for features and especially if you do regular upgrades if it doesnt cost to much more
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April 7, 2012 10:26:32 AM

I can get a P67 or a Z68 for more or less 90 pounds. The Z68 appears to be the better chipset.

However I can also get the H77 or Z77 for 80-90 pounds, and I believe these are more modern than the Z68. Do you have any info/charts on these two ?

a b V Motherboard
April 8, 2012 5:14:40 AM

akistzortzis said:
I can get a P67 or a Z68 for more or less 90 pounds. The Z68 appears to be the better chipset.

However I can also get the H77 or Z77 for 80-90 pounds, and I believe these are more modern than the Z68. Do you have any info/charts on these two ?


i would have thought you could get a lot cheaper than that even in australia i got a mid range gigabyte 967a ud3p for 100 bucks new about 4 months ago and au is expensive and the aud is about half the value of the gbp
April 10, 2012 8:56:38 AM

jasont78 said:
i would have thought you could get a lot cheaper than that even in australia i got a mid range gigabyte 967a ud3p for 100 bucks new about 4 months ago and au is expensive and the aud is about half the value of the gbp

And the AUD is all over the USD, that's why parts here are cheaper amirite? :na:  If only retailers and wholesalers accurately reflected the currency changes...
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