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I3 3225 build - mobo help

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January 7, 2013 11:11:26 AM

Hey guys! :)  Need some help with build for i3 3225 CPU (want this one instead of 3220 because of the intel hd graphics just for a month or two before i'll save up some more money for decent graphics card). Basically I haven't got a clue about motherboards so any help would be much appreciated... I would like to stick to it 4GB/8GB RAM, needs to be mATX, and have enough space to plug in a graphics card later on (7770/7850)... any suggestions...?

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January 7, 2013 11:42:19 AM

Thanks for the reply :)  As I'm totally useless when it comes to motherboards - can you explain me why these 2 boards? There's such a massive choice... :/  could you also suggest something more 'pricey' but really good build quality?
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January 7, 2013 11:55:47 AM

Right, I think I'll go for this one - ASRock B75 Pro3-M Motherboard, but what about RAM? what voltage should i choose? Both board and CPU support 1600MHz, right? any recommendations on brand? Thanks a lot for any help :) 
a b U Graphics card
a c 435 V Motherboard
January 7, 2013 12:04:15 PM

You can run 1.5v cl9 ram in a variety of brands, either 1333 or 1600; I've used corsair, kingston, crucial, gskill, pny, and patriot. I go for value. 2 x 4gb is enough for most tasks.
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