Hi all, i need some help with finding a "budget gaming" socket 1155 motherboard for the I3 3225.
Why im being lazy and asking you guys:
This is my first time doing any real upgrading for my pc. I understand the basics about differences in gpu and cpu specs but i honestly don't have a clue about spec differences in motherboards and its badly holding me up from sorting my upgrade out.
Currently getting ready to upgrade my ageing core 2 duo 6300 in january/ febuary and the I3 3225 caught my eye since its in my budget and i currently have an old ati radeon x1300 gpu so the intel 4000 onboard is probably an upgrade technically
£70 for the motherboard (Amazon and ebuyer i am most familiar with if that helps.)
What i need:
Usable with i3 3225
Preferably as much bang for buck as possible with regards to up to date basic features mostly as im not sure which i "need" for light gaming at mid-high range detail (once i have my discrete gpu sorted)
Not recomended with an upgrade path in mind, i will be using the I3 3225 till i throw it out for a new one in a couple of years... hopefully not 7 years like my last cpu.
Initially will be using the on board graphics of the 3225 to play world of warcraft with getting a new discrete gpu later in year so something that can use the current nvidia series 6xx or radeon series 7xxx when i get one/ takes better advantage of the on board graphics in the mean time.