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Cheap Best Gaming Motherboard and Cpu. No Overclocking.

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July 4, 2012 3:41:49 AM

So as in the thread, I am looking for a pretty cheap motherboard, and a CPU. I have no idea which would be better for my use, an amd board and CPU, or a cheap intel board and an i5-2500 CPU. I am not going to be overclocking, but I would like to do some decent gaming like Crysis 2, Battlefield 3, and hopefully Guild Wars 2 coming up. If you could give me some info on the ups and downs of the amd and intel side of things, that would be grand. Thanks a bunch.
July 4, 2012 3:46:08 AM

For intel right now im looking at a P8Z68-V Pro, with an i5-2500. Not sure if it would be cheaper for me because im not overclocking to look towards the AMD side of things
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a c 128 V Motherboard
a b K Overclocking
a b à CPUs
July 4, 2012 4:41:16 AM

I disagree with Iyger. I think you should go for a Z77 board. It's the current chipset, and provides an upgrade path.

Here's a great MB with all the bells and whistles, that's right in the middle of the pack pricewise.

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 21, 2012 8:55:27 PM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
a b K Overclocking
a b à CPUs
July 25, 2012 11:32:51 PM

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