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September 7, 2012 6:42:58 PM

Hello. I need the most inexpensive motherboard I can find that will allow me to use a gtx 670 and an I7 2700k CPU. Thanks.

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a b V Motherboard
September 7, 2012 7:53:07 PM

Does it need to have overclocking features? Do you need usb 3.0?

Can I ask why your not going with the newer Ivy Bridge i5/i7?

If it's mainly for gaming, you don't need an i7, you want a i5.

If your not overclocking and using only 1 video card, you can go as low as a H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


for overclocking and usb 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your going Ivy Bridge, go with H77 for single video card and no overclocking.

Or go with Z77 for overclocking and dual video cards.
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September 7, 2012 8:02:03 PM

geekapproved said:
Does it need to have overclocking features? Do you need usb 3.0?

Can I ask why your not going with the newer Ivy Bridge i5/i7?

If it's mainly for gaming, you don't need an i7, you want a i5.

If your not overclocking and using only 1 video card, you can go as low as a H61
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


for overclocking and usb 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If your going Ivy Bridge, go with H77 for single video card and no overclocking.

Or go with Z77 for overclocking and dual video cards.


I'm getting an I7 2700k used for 220$. and I play games like planetside and guild wars 2 so I'm pretty sure i need it ahah. I'm going to overclock it too. If i get the 104$ one will my GTX 670 fit on it and a coolermaster evo 212 for cooling the CPU?

also I plan on starting a live stream.
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September 7, 2012 8:07:32 PM

also will the board crap out and fry my other components? or have I just fallen victim to sensationalism thinking the pricier the mobo the better?
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a b V Motherboard
September 8, 2012 3:10:46 PM

Why would you pay $220 for a used 2700K??

You can get a Ivy Bridge i5-3570K for $229 and it'll be faster and use less power.

That msi board is pretty basic, probaby won't overclock very well and is no good for SLI if you plan that.


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September 8, 2012 7:54:41 PM

geekapproved said:
Why would you pay $220 for a used 2700K??

You can get a Ivy Bridge i5-3570K for $229 and it'll be faster and use less power.

That msi board is pretty basic, probaby won't overclock very well and is no good for SLI if you plan that.


after tax and shipping it would cost 280$. I can't afford that plus a new motherboard at the moment and I doubt I will see much of a difference if I OC it to 4.8 ghz
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