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B75 chipset a hidden gem?

I want an ASUS mobo but the cheapest Z77 model is still $140, then I discovered B75 chipset mobo for $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131842, the only big difference is that B75 has no memory overclock, (although ASUS P8B75-V still has memory overclock feature), no SRT, and no Intel Rapid Storage Technology. B75 is a blessing to those who don't need all that, and save $50 on it.
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  1. h77 boards start around the $100 mark as well and has all the z77 features except 2x x8 PCIe for SLI/Xfire and overclocking.
  2. That's a great find, H77 seems more affordable than Z77, Wikipedia says H77 does not support CPU overclock, but honestly I don't know if that's correct, ASUS mobo with digital PWM seem to be able to overclock no matter.
  3. kivblue said:
    That's a great find, H77 seems more affordable than Z77, Wikipedia says H77 does not support CPU overclock, but honestly I don't know if that's correct, ASUS mobo with digital PWM seem to be able to overclock no matter.

    the H67 and H77 are two chipsets that do not overclock.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5728/intel-z77-panther-point-chipset-and-motherboard-preview-asrock-asus-gigabyte-msi-ecs-and-biostar
    look at the : Chipset Comparison
    also not to rain on your B75 parade; that is a mircoATX board and will be cheaper than most, same as with other chipsets.
  4. Yes, upon further research, H77 doesn't seem to support CPU overclock even if ASUS mobo has the feature.

    As for B75, I think it pretty much has everything I'll need, and P8B75-V is an ATX form factor, and only $105. I think this is a great deal.
  5. if i may ask, what cpu are you thinking?
    Intel Core i5-3450 $199.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506

    huh? :)
  6. How did u know?

    $104 seems too good to be true though, addition of HDMI port & S/PDIF port for H77 really costs $20 extra? Seems a lot for all the unnecessary ports, I don't even need VGA port. Only having 2 chasis fan headers is a minus, but H77 only has 1!?, It'd been a done deal already if there was a heat sink around the CPU socket.
  7. if the board, H77, has feature you don't need then there is no reason to pay the extra cash. though i suspect the intel smart response tech has something to do with the cost also.
    i think you did a good find; a cheap board that does have what you need without anything extra. i really wouldn't worry TOO much about the lack of a heat sink; its not like you are putting a load on the power phases with some crazy overclock.

    i think the "B" series are meant for an affordable desktop for the office environment.
  8. I'm now leaning towards going with H77 after seeing the price of this
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-P8H77-V-LE-Motherboard-Intel/dp/B007RLYP56/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS?ie=UTF8&colid=1N8U0EUCRAZKD&coliid=I31SHOSXRWQTKG
    It has heat sink for the MOSFET, and I can't overclock my CPU anyway so H77 is not really a compromize. I'm going to sleep on it and make the final decision tomorrow. Let me know if I have missed anything.
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    Price: $101.57 You Save: $27.43 (21%)
    that really is the price it should be. the ONLY feature that is lacking at all is just a stereo l/r output, no surround but sheesh thats being picky for a simple rig.
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