So I'm kinda curious as to what the best (and most cost efficient) motherboard would be for the following components:
Radeon HD 7850
I'm open to suggestions on ATX as well as mATX boards. Really, cost is the main driver. I'm not looking to spend more than $75-90. However this is a problem I'm facing for a first time build. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
I think, given the parameters, your best bet might be something like this... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Although you won't get PCi3.0 throughput, it seems to be the most capable of upgrading if the need should arise (one of two I found in the price range with Z68 chipset)
Awesome geo...see it's information like that that I had no idea about. I like your suggestion, but it's a little on the high end in price for me. I found something that I think might be a happy medium (especially considering there's a rebate included) Please let me know what you think of this:
I believe the board you suggest will work fine with the 7850 and i5-2400; however I have no experience with Biostar at all. To be honest I've only ever had an Asus mobo and I have heard good things about Asrock. Biostar, MSI and Gigabyte also seem to have decent reputations. Also I might have overlooked something so hopefully someone else can ring in and further confirm that it is a safe choice for your setup.