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Help on choosing a budget board for i3 2100

Hi Guys! i want to build my gaming office budget rig. im getting an i3 2100, and only needs 1GB video card and i need a pci 1 slot. im just confused on what mobo to choose. im eyeing on the asus p8h61-m le usb3, Is this a great choice? my budget is $100 for a mobo. Any other suggestions for a cheaper but great in performance and durability?
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    For it's low price, the P8H61-M LE is good. For $100 you could get a BIOSTAR TZ68A+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138319 or an ASUS P8H61-M if you require an micro ATX motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131716.
  2. i have this mobo, its great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    if u want i can sell it to u (when i get my Z77 & ivy bridge i7)
    and i have the same processor if u want.
    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241
    i3cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090
    ddr3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145322
    all new cost $212 but i can sell u mine for like idk ~$140 for all. i've only used them for 5 months.
    i was going to put it on ebay anyway.
  3. oh u said u wanted a pci not pci-e.
    well this one is good too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157246
    but i can still sell ya my cpu or ram ;P
  4. evan1715 said:
    oh u said u wanted a pci not pci-e.
    well this one is good too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157246
    but i can still sell ya my cpu or ram ;P
    It's a good suggestion only if the OP can install an ATX motherboard.
  5. evan1715 said:
    i have this mobo, its great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241

    if u want i can sell it to u (when i get my Z77 & ivy bridge i7)
    and i have the same processor if u want.
    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157241
    i3cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115090
    ddr3: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145322
    all new cost $212 but i can sell u mine for like idk ~$140 for all. i've only used them for 5 months.
    i was going to put it on ebay anyway.



    tnx for the offer but im on a tight budget and buying it from you will be an extra cost too cause im from the philippines and shipping will be an extra $'s
  6. GhislainG said:
    For it's low price, the P8H61-M LE is good. For $100 you could get a BIOSTAR TZ68A+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138319 or an ASUS P8H61-M if you require an micro ATX motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131716.


    thx for the response. the moment i saw the board i had an orgasm. super sexy red hot mobo, but is biostar a good product that will last a long time?
  7. Most motherboards will 10 years or more. I see no reason why a Biostar motherboard would be less reliable than an Asus. I built a system based on a Biostar motherboard and it's been running fine for several years. The color shouldn't be a selection criteria.

    Make sure that you can install an ATX motherboard before buying one. Your original selection was a mATX motherboard, but you didn't say if size or cost was the criteria.
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