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July 31, 2012 12:16:11 PM

i need some help choosing a motherboard
i dont know anything about motherboards so suggest 1 for me

i waill be having a i3 2120 now and an i5 in the future i wont be oc-ing and sli

any good suggestions

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a c 75 V Motherboard
July 31, 2012 4:03:04 PM

I would look at the Asus P8Z77-M Pro. It is a very nice Micro-ATX board that will work with the 2nd and the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.
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a c 464 V Motherboard
August 1, 2012 4:12:58 AM

How much is your budget for the board?
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August 1, 2012 10:11:43 AM

clutchc said:
How much is your budget for the board?

as cheap as possible
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August 1, 2012 10:12:47 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
I would look at the Asus P8Z77-M Pro. It is a very nice Micro-ATX board that will work with the 2nd and the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors.

can u tell me what to look for when choosing a mobo?
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a c 464 V Motherboard
August 1, 2012 6:12:52 PM

I have built several budget i3-21xx gamers with assorted boards. Most of them are no longer available (at least not at Newegg). The two below are still sold and were good solid boards for me and are providing their owners lots of happy gaming.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You need to look for a board that has the features you want/need and is comatible with the processor you have choosen. In your case any 1155 socketed board should be fine. When you see a board you like, go to the manufacturer's website for that board and check the information they provide. (Newegg provides a link on the 'details' page to the board's site.) Especially check the CPU list to see if you will need a later BIOS when you get the board. In the case of the i3-2120, that's highly unlikely.
Btw, the i3-2120 is a screamer all out of proportion to its cost when it come to gaming.
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