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B75 chipset a hidden gem?

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May 15, 2012 6:48:35 PM

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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May 15, 2012 7:33:37 PM

h77 boards start around the $100 mark as well and has all the z77 features except 2x x8 PCIe for SLI/Xfire and overclocking.
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May 15, 2012 7:45:35 PM

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.
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May 15, 2012 7:54:21 PM

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-po...
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.
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May 15, 2012 8:04:52 PM

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.
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May 15, 2012 8:35:36 PM

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.
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May 15, 2012 8:45:42 PM

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.
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May 16, 2012 1:49:02 AM

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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May 16, 2012 2:14:12 AM

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May 16, 2012 3:04:34 AM

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