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Motherboard for this system?

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December 13, 2012 8:33:29 PM

Not sure what motherboard to put in this system. Looking for decently cheap, but potential for upgrades in the future. Preferably spending around $60.

CPU - Intel Pentium G860 3.0GHz Dual-Core
Memory - G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage - Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Case - NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply - Corsair 430W ATX12V

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a c 81 V Motherboard
December 13, 2012 8:41:29 PM
December 13, 2012 8:46:54 PM

A B75 and a H61 are the two chipsets that have been suggested to me already. I would be better off going with a B75?
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December 13, 2012 9:37:53 PM

That one says DDR3-1333, will that simply limit the memory to 1333, or will I have to buy different RAM?
a c 81 V Motherboard
December 13, 2012 9:48:12 PM

2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory

By the way that processor doesn't support 1600 mhz ddr3, only 1066/1333.
You don't need to change the ram though, it will just downclock to 1333mhz.
December 13, 2012 10:02:07 PM

You're right. I knew there was something that would limit my system from the 1600 mhz, I didn't realize the processor could limit it though. Thanks for the help, I think I've got what I need.
December 13, 2012 10:02:25 PM

Best answer selected by chain220.