I3 2120 budget mobo

i am clueless on motherboards and would like some help picking one out.

i will be using an intel cpu:

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077

ill also be using a 128gb ssd:

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

id like usb 3.0, and at least 2 SATA 6Gb/s ports.

id like to spend anywhere near $60-$80.

any help would be great. thank you.
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  1. MSI H67A-G43 (B3) $79.99
    $59.99 after mail-in rebate card
    2 x USB 3.0 2 x SATA 6Gb/s
  2. look into h67 or b75 mobos
  3. thanks.

    i am also wondering if i would need a graphics card?? or does that come with the mother board?
  4. andrew88 said:
    thanks.

    i am also wondering if i would need a graphics card?? or does that come with the mother board?


    Intel HD 2000 comes on the processor. you just have to double check to see if your mobo supports integrated graphics(which most should normally)
  5. andrew88 said:
    thanks.

    i am also wondering if i would need a graphics card?? or does that come with the mother board?

    the board i post, like ALL h67 boards:
    Video Ports D-Sub + DVI

    well some have HDMI also . .
  6. dudewitbow said:
    Intel HD 2000 comes on the processor. you just have to double check to see if your mobo supports integrated graphics(which most should normally)


    ahh ic, ty!
  7. Anonymous said:
    the board i post, like ALL h67 boards:
    Video Ports D-Sub + DVI

    well some have HDMI also . .


    hey what kind of brand mother board are these? thanks.
  8. andrew88 said:
    hey what kind of brand mother board are these? thanks.

    its not what brand, they all do but, what model. the more expensive ones are more likely to have it that the "budget" ones.
    and no offense i don't have the time to pick out each and everyone of those for you. here is a "power search" on new egg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=280&Description=&Type=&N=100007627&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=705%3A88788&PropertyCodeValue=717%3A88790&PropertyCodeValue=4103%3A30297
    but those all look like "micro boards" - smaller sized than others. which means they only have two DIMM slots. personally i like 4 but it may not be a problem for you.
  9. Anonymous said:
    its not what brand, they all do but, what model. the more expensive ones are more likely to have it that the "budget" ones.
    and no offense i don't have the time to pick out each and everyone of those for you. here is a "power search" on new egg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=280&Description=&Type=&N=100007627&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1&srchInDesc=&MinPrice=&MaxPrice=&PropertyCodeValue=705%3A88788&PropertyCodeValue=717%3A88790&PropertyCodeValue=4103%3A30297
    but those all look like "micro boards" - smaller sized than others. which means they only have two DIMM slots. personally i like 4 but it may not be a problem for you.


    hey thanks alot!
  10. hey guys what do you think about this mobo?

    ASUS P8H67-M EVO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel H67 DDR3 1333 Micro ATX Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.com/P8H67-M-EVO-REV-3-0-Motherboard/dp/B004QF0VFY%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1495065-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004QF0VFY
  11. andrew88 said:
    hey guys what do you think about this mobo?

    ASUS P8H67-M EVO LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 Supported Intel H67 DDR3 1333 Micro ATX Motherboard
    http://www.amazon.com/P8H67-M-EVO-REV-3-0-Motherboard/dp/B004QF0VFY%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid1495065-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB004QF0VFY

    thats a fine board though you can get:
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 $99.99
    it has hdmi out and all the little bells and whistles a z series board; overclocking a K series cpu. .virut to help your graphics if you get a discrete card . .
  12. Anonymous said:
    thats a fine board though you can get:
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 $99.99
    it has hdmi out and all the little bells and whistles a z series board; overclocking a K series cpu. .virut to help your graphics if you get a discrete card . .

    +1
    that's a good mobo.
  13. Anonymous said:
    thats a fine board though you can get:
    ASRock Z77 Pro3 $99.99
    it has hdmi out and all the little bells and whistles a z series board; overclocking a K series cpu. .virut to help your graphics if you get a discrete card . .


    hey is this a h67 board?
  14. no, since i seen you were looking at spending $100 i took a look at Z77 boards. it has all the features of a H67 and more.
  15. Anonymous said:
    no, since i seen you were looking at spending $100 i took a look at Z77 boards. it has all the features of a H67 and more.


    cool, thanks.

    just a question, if i were to upgrade my cpu in the future, would that z77 board you posted support ivy bridge processors?
  16. the z77 is actually an "ivy bridge" board. it will also work with a sandy bridge CPU.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro3/?cat=CPU
    Core i3 i3-2120(Q0) Sandy Bridge 3.30GHz BLK 100MHz 3MB 65W P1.10
  17. Anonymous said:
    the z77 is actually an "ivy bridge" board. it will also work with a sandy bridge CPU.
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro3/?cat=CPU
    Core i3 i3-2120(Q0) Sandy Bridge 3.30GHz BLK 100MHz 3MB 65W P1.10


    thanks!

    im wondering when the i3 ivy bridge comes out? isnt it suppose to be out this week? prices are suppose to drop on the i3 2100 and 2120 once the i3 ivy bridge comes out?
  18. i wouldn't expect prices to drop to far if they do at all. the i5 2500K went down about 10% (220-200) and since the i3-2120 goes around $120 i would be surprised if it went under $105.
  19. gotcha. thanks a lot man
  20. aww crap, i forgot one thing. i am going to have a dual monitor setup. i see that z77 only has 1 vga port. i have a e-geforce 6200 graphics card with a vga port. can i just hook that up to the mother board?
  21. you can do that or get:
    HDMI to VGA HD15 $14.99
    unless you are looking at hooking that HDMI up to a home theater or something.
  22. sweet, thanks again man you've been great help
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