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I am looking for the best mobo and cpu for under $175

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January 23, 2013 10:20:50 PM

I am making a small home theater pc, but i migh do some light gaming. what is the best mini itx mobo and cpu for under 175

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January 24, 2013 12:51:37 AM
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That's going to be tight at $175. ITX boards demand a premium right now. One way to go would be this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
...and this processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
A bit over your limit, and you would still need a gfx card because the on-die GPU is not very good.

You might be interested in going the APU route instead. Go with this board:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
...and one of these processors depending on your budget:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
You wouldn't need a discrete card, because the APU contains a good on-die GPU for gaming at 720p or less. And you can always add a discrete card later if you want to.
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