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I'm confused when picking an Intel motherboat

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December 21, 2012 8:53:25 AM

How do you pick an Intel Motherboard? It seems confusing. In the newegg.com website, there are filters to pick which motherboard suits your CPU. I know about the CPU socket but there's like the second, third generation core i3,i5,i7 and there's an core i3, i5, i7 motherboard etc.
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This is the website and look at the left, there are filters
http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?...
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This is the Intel CPU that I want
http://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item...

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If you can, please recommend some motherboards that you think is great
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Budget: $50-100
GPU slot: 1 or 2 I don't plan to get more than 1 monitor
RAM Slot: 2-4
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Anything you need to know to recommend me motherboard, simply ask me :D .
Any help is very much appreciated.
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December 21, 2012 9:02:40 AM

why the newegg busniness site?
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December 21, 2012 7:48:03 PM

With that CPU you can go with H77 or B75 board since it does not overclock.
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December 21, 2012 8:27:08 PM

Explain more what you want. Overclocking? SLI/Crossfire?
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December 21, 2012 9:25:10 PM

The 1st generation Intel® Core™ processors were using socket 1366 or 1156 and would use the 5 series boards.

The 2nd generation Intel Core processors are using socket 1155 or 2011 they are using 6 series board for the 1155 processors and x79 for the 2011.

The 3rd generation Intel Core processors (like the one that you selected) are using socket 1155 and maybe supported on older 6 series boards and newer 7 series board (except for the x79 which has a socket 2011).

Since you are not looking to overclock or sound like you are doing a lot of gaming I would advise that you look at a nice H77 chipset based board like the ASRock H77M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 22, 2012 12:27:16 AM

I don't plan on overclocking. I might want CrossFire in the future but for now, I'll pass.
Why NeweggBusiness? No taxes.
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December 22, 2012 12:30:48 AM

I also want a 6 SATA port motherboard.
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December 22, 2012 10:35:59 AM

Dude, that's eight SATA port. BTW, the motherboard I'm buying is sorta budget-ish. Maybe from $20-$75? I don't need 4 RAM slots, just two is enough.
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December 22, 2012 10:48:27 AM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The 1st generation Intel® Core™ processors were using socket 1366 or 1156 and would use the 5 series boards.

The 2nd generation Intel Core processors are using socket 1155 or 2011 they are using 6 series board for the 1155 processors and x79 for the 2011.

The 3rd generation Intel Core processors (like the one that you selected) are using socket 1155 and maybe supported on older 6 series boards and newer 7 series board (except for the x79 which has a socket 2011).

Since you are not looking to overclock or sound like you are doing a lot of gaming I would advise that you look at a nice H77 chipset based board like the ASRock H77M http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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How do you know what series the board is?
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December 23, 2012 2:28:50 PM

allen47 said:
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How do you know what series the board is?

because he is an intel representative. those are the series numbers but the feature supports letters are h, z, p, b and q

h61 and b are the lowest, they dont support overclocking except for the gpu, dont support raid, have a lower maximum amount of usb ports, dont support smart response

z are the high end boards that support everything that isnt supported on h and b. for z68 gen 3, z75 and z77 support pce-i 3.0, usb 3.0 [only ivy bridge supports it natively, though ost boards have third party usb controllers], 3 monitor output is available on 7 series boards but not z68, support for sli/xfire, overclocking is supported

z75 takes away smart response and the amount of pci-e lanes but is virtually the same as z77

h77 is the same as z77 but no overcloking and less pci-e options [no sli/xfire] other than that its the same as z77

b75 doesnt support raid, doesnt support sli/xfire, does support some overclocking, doesnt support smart responce

q series isnt as popular so i wont go over it

i would say get an z77 or z75 motherboard if you want to xfire/sli and dont limit yourself on other boards
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December 23, 2012 10:02:57 PM

What brand do you guys recommend? Are the Intel motherboards any good? I like Asus motherboards but some of them are too expensive for me. BTW, why does Asus motherboards dual-boot? What about FoxConn? It looks kinda cheap and looks like a toy because there's so many colours XD.
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December 23, 2012 10:39:44 PM

i would get either an asus board or an asrock board, gigabyte makes good higher end boards but really cheaps out on lesser priced motherboards. take a look at this, its budget friendly and doesnt skimp on anything and has enough sata ports [6], it supports xfire, but i am not sure about sli, also supports overclocking

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 31, 2012 5:37:29 AM

Best answer selected by Allen47.
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