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I5-3450 Motherboard recommendation

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June 5, 2012 4:31:26 PM

Hi TH community,

I’m building a system with a budget around 750. I’ve already picked up an i5-3450 and am going to put 8GB RAM and probably a 6870 or a 7850. My question is – what’s stopping me from getting a $50 H61 or other cheap motherboard if I’m not interested in overclocking or SLI/Crossfire ever on this system. Are there any other necessary features I should be looking for – do I need a certain motherboard so the i5-3450 won’t be bottlenecked? And finally, do you have any motherboard recommendations, preferably around $75 or less.

Thanks for any replies.

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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 4:50:20 PM

B65 H61 Q67 H67 P67 Z68 MOBO needs BIOS upgrade to use Intel 3rd Gen [ IVY BRIDGE ] Cpu's but for upgrading process you need 2nd Gen [ SANDY BRIDGE ] Cpu Otherwise it not gonna run

B75 Q75 Q77 H77 Z75 Z77
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a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 4:53:36 PM
June 5, 2012 5:14:11 PM

Thank you very much THE UNKNOWN - really really good info. Any brands you favor?
a b V Motherboard
June 5, 2012 5:19:58 PM

Gigabyte/Asrock H77
June 5, 2012 5:21:45 PM

Best answer selected by Simplexity88.
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 7, 2012 12:23:09 AM

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