Cheapest Mobo for i5-3570K?

Hey guys, I was just wondering what is the cheapest motherboard to use with the i5-3570K. I heard it doesn't have impact on gaming improvements. Trying to save some money on my budget gaming pc :)

Here's the motherboard I found:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MHC6K6/?tag=pcpapi-20


Could I get any better of a deal than that?
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  1. You can get a cheaper motherboard, but it'll be EXTREMELY unreliable.

    Also, how budget are we talking here? Because you could drop to an i3, or even a non-unlocked i5 and h77 board, and save a fair bit of money.
  2. If you plan to stick with a single GPU that should be fine. Like my ASRock.
  3. MiPC said:
    Hey guys, I was just wondering what is the cheapest motherboard to use with the i5-3570K. I heard it doesn't have impact on gaming improvements. Trying to save some money on my budget gaming pc :)

    Here's the motherboard I found:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007MHC6K6/?tag=pcpapi-20


    Could I get any better of a deal than that?


    Perhaps you could list the parts and links for what you are considering, and your budget.

    A 3570K and budget gamer do not compute.

    As a rule of thumb, budget twice the cost of the cpu for the graphics card.
  4. The problem with a 3570k and a cheap motherboard is that getting a 3570k implies you are going to overclock it. Cheap motherboards = bad, unreliable overclockers whose VRM often overheats and/or fails entirely under the added stress of OCing over time. While the number of phases employed by a motherboard's VRM isn't everything, it's a rough estimate of how well the board is designed for overclocking.

    The board you linked has 4 + 2 phase VRM. That means 4-phase VRM for the CPU. You want a board with at least 8 phases for the CPU like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330

    That would be the minimum ATX ASRock board I would recommend for OCing.
  5. ASRock Z75 Pro3 $79.99
    Z75 motherboards are the same as Z77 except no i.s.r.t for caching a 64gb SSD.
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