What motherboard for I3. Tags: Motherboards Compatibility Last response: September 7, 2012 9:12 PM in Motherboards Share skonlogick September 7, 2012 8:35:56 PM Im planning on buying a I3-550 S1156 3.2Ghz 4MB,so I need to know what motherboard is compatible. More about : motherboard | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove DJDeCiBeL Motherboard Master September 7, 2012 9:00:48 PM Why would you buy a LGA 1156 CPU if you don't already have a LGA 1156 motherboard? It just doesn't make any sense. The much smarter choice is to buy an i3 2100/20 (or even an i3 3220), and get a new 7 series LGA 1155 motherboard. Good LGA 1156 boards are getting hard to find these days, but good LGA 1155 boards are out there in abundance. | Report abuse skonlogick September 7, 2012 9:01:25 PM Im going to buy the cpu with the motherboard.And I dont want to spent too much money. | Report abuse DJDeCiBeL Motherboard Master September 7, 2012 9:11:21 PM Well, it's not going to be easy to find a LGA 1156 board worth buying. i3 2120: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120 $124.99 H77 Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $79.99 OR, B75 MATX Motherboard: ASRock B75M-GL LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $59.99 IF you dead set on that i3 550, this is pretty much your only option (at least from Newegg, and it's NOT cheap): BIOSTAR T5 XE LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $134.99 Unless you're getting that i3 550 for next to nothing, it doesn't make any sense to go in that direction. The newer stuff is the way to go. | Report abuse IntelEnthusiast Motherboard Master September 7, 2012 9:12:52 PM Pick up the Intel® Core i3-2120 and a H61 chipset based board. This will give you better performance at $200 or less. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>What motherboard for I3.> Related ressources: ForumWhat motherboard to go with i3 + 6770? ForumI3 2100 atx motherboard ForumWhats a Good Motherboard for Intel i3 2120 ForumI3 3225 "Budget gaming" Motherboard required ForumMotherboard Compatibility with 3rd Gen Intel i3 CPU ForumWhat Video card to install in my i3 Desktop Computer? ForumWhat Video card to install in my i3 Desktop Computer? ForumWhat best motherboard for intel i3 2100 ?(not overclock system) ForumGood i3 motherboard that supports Server 2012 ForumBest motherboard for i3 - 3220 ForumIs motherboard gigabyte G-41M-COMBO compatible with i3 processors ForumI3 530 on motherboard DX4831 ForumCore i3 115x lm socket motherboard ForumMotherboard for Intel core i3 2120 ForumCheapest motherboard for i3 ForumBest intel or asus budget motherboard for intel core i3 ? ForumI have an intel motherboard , core i3 processor (3.1Ghz), 4 gb ddr3 ram. Plese su ForumBest Motherboard for i7-3770 and GeForce 600 Ti? ForumWhat is the PCIe in the Intel DH61WW motherboard? ForumWhat does the power button connect to on the laptop motherboard? I broke it and More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !