so.... its time for me to slowly change my dear q6600.
Since i mostly play games, I started by looking at the "Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: February 2013" article and im thinking on buying the i5-3350p.
Its just under my CPU budget (150-250) and i dont need a graphic processor. I'll continue using my ATI HD5850 for now (but i know i will change it in the future).
So... if my CPU option is not kick out... "what motherboard..." is now the question.
I was going to ASUS or GigaByte (always had ASUS, i have a Maximum formula today), but then... chipset came into question
so many options
if i dont plan to do OC and going to a single GPU card is my way... where should i go? z77? MAXIMUS V FORMULA? (budget? around 200-300?)
Edit> i just realize the Mother has to be standard ATX, my case Antex 900 doesnt support Extended ATX (as i could read somewhere).
I search at the forum and i found many times this kind of questions, but could not get something clear out of those
Hope you dont mind the question... am i going on the right direction?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Well the asrock h77 pro 4 mvp is cheaper, and has more features than any h77 motherboard, with 4 sata III ports and 4 sata II ports, the realtek ALC892 as onboard audio, many got inferior onboard audio at the same price.