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H67 Motherboard under $110 for Core i3

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June 8, 2012 12:37:46 PM

Hi,
I am building a new Desktop system and planning for Core i3 2120 processor.

But, I need some suggestion on Motherboard which supports sata 6gb/s(have a ssd) and USB3. Motherboard under $110 only.

Which motherboards with good quality I mean solid capacitors etc and good RMA service I can consider for buying?

Some models I am recommended are:
MSI H67MA-E35
Asus P8H67M-LE or P8H67-M LX
and lastly
Intel DH67-BL

Please Recommend a good quality board.

TIA+
June 8, 2012 7:25:17 PM

ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM seems to Me the choice.
ASRock H77M LGA not sure if it is available here.

Thanks for all the support.
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June 8, 2012 7:44:34 PM

The MSI one doesn't have USB 3.0 header on motherboard, which means 3.0 is available only on the back, not on the case front. Not sure about other boards, but you can check their spec. I have E45, not E35, and the differences are 32 GB vs 16 GB max memory capacity and SPDIF optical audio out (E45 has it, but E35 doesn't). My experience with MSI H67 E45 has been good from assembly to maintenance for the last 9 months with i5-2400. With i3, I think you won't have many intrinsic issues with the board.
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June 9, 2012 4:05:14 AM

I have a coolermaster Elite 431 plus cabinet so would like to have a model with front USB connection available.

Asus RMA service is bad here in India.
@MKBL: Which MSI Board will You recommend then incl. usb3 frontal wiring. under $100.
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January 26, 2013 3:20:54 AM

My suggestions would be the following:
With Integrated Graphics:
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157306
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131835
Without Graphics:
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813188097
(Newegg is out of stock right now, buy on Amazon.com)
And here is one $10 (US) over budget, but a great deal none the less:
- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 813131830R
The one above is the Asus Rampage V, which has 32gb ram, very good PCI, Sata 6gbs, UEFI Bios, EZ over clocking, great sound, and great video compatibility. Overall great values there.

EDIT: Asus Rampage "open-box" deal on Newegg was removed. Sorry.

Suggested companies are:
- Asus
- Asrock
- Evga
Suggested company to buy from:
- Newegg (great service/ free shipping sometimes)
- Amazon (~5-10 cheaper/ free shipping = 90% items)

Hope this helps. This is my first computer build, however, I have done ALOT of research. My build and upgrades are below for ideas.

- HAF 912 case (Coolermaster)
- Asus Sabertooth 990fx (am3+)
- Phenom x6 1100T (six core/3.7ghz)
- Graphics card: Nvidia 650ti (2gb)
- Asus 24x CD Drive
- Western Digital 500gb Green <- Note: green not blue (green = faster)
- 350w Cooler Master PSU, changing to 750w for OC soon
- 8gb 1333mhz Kingston ram (will upgrade to 16 or 32 later)
- ...And other accessories

All parts were bought through Amazon (with Prime), and a few on EBay also (motherboard/CPU/ram combo). Got a deal for all of that for only $200. Most if it new, or 1 month used.

Alright that is it, have fun with the build, and I will do my best to answer any questions that are brought up.
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