Which Motherboard


I have been trying to put this build together for a while now, but am having issues.

here is my build so far:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 1155pin Boxed CPU

Video Card: Powercolor 1GB 6870 PCI-E VGA Card

Case: Coolermaster SGC1000KWN1 SGC-1000 case without PSU

Power Supply: No clue how much I need. I would like a modular one if possible.

Storage: At least 500GB

Now, the parts I'm not sure of:

Memory: Cant find any suitable

Gigbayte GA-H61MA-D3V H61 DDR3 USB3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard - $63


ASUS P8H61-M DDR3 Intel 1155pin Motherboard(EOL) - $59

I'm not sure what the difference is, they both look fairly similar. Also, is there a huge difference between ATX and mATX? Should I be getting an ATX for my build or is an mATX sufficient? Thanks for your help!

Oh, and I have to buy everything off so I don't have to pay shipping. Thanks!
3 answers Last reply
More about which motherboard
  1. Anyone please? I really need help with this. I have done more research and it looks like the Gigabyte one has usb 3.0 things, but im not sure.
  2. I like the Gigabyte better it has USB 3.0 which is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and a lot faster. It has 6 sata ports (4-SATA 6 two of which have raid support and 2-sata 2)

    The Asus doesn't have USB 3.0, sata 6 or raid support. It only has usb 2.0 and 2-sata 2 ports but it can use faster Ram.

    I would buy the Gigabyte and if you go to their (Gigabyte's) site Click on the memory support list on the right

    As far as ATX and mATX it wont make a difference. :sol:
  3. This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
Ask a new question

Read More

Motherboards Build Intel