Best CPU and Motherboard Combo? Tags: CPUs Core Intel i5 Motherboards Intel Last response: July 24, 2012 8:59 PM in CPUs Share habsfreak July 24, 2012 8:11:14 PM Here's three different CPU and motherboard bundles. MSI Z77A-G45 and Intel Core i5-3570K Bundle $354.99 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel 7 Series Motherboard and Intel Core i5-3570K $415.99 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H Intel 7 Series Motherboard and Intel Core i5-3570K $393.99 http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item... Which one is the best for the money? I use my PC for gaming and surfing the web, watching streams and Youtube. More about : cpu motherboard combo Hollerrr July 24, 2012 8:59:52 PM I don't see that many differences specification wise between the 3 mobo. They are all in the same price bracket so its a case of "bang for your buck". They all support the i5 3570k. They all support similar amounts of memory The MSI has more PCIe ports than the other two, but doesn't have any of the older standard PCI ports (which doesn't really matter unless you intend to install old hardware). The MSI also has a new, very user friendly BIOS and a very straight forward OC function "OC Genie II". From what I can tell the other two boards have the standard BIOS. Read some reviews on Newegg.com MSI http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-130-... ASUS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-131-... GIGABYTE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-... I think if it was me, I'd go with the MSI or ASUS. Leaning towards the MSI. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat CPU?Motherboard combo would be best for me? Forum SolvedWhat's the best cpu/motherboard combo for an integrated graphics build? Forum SolvedBest AMD CPU and Motherboard combo Forum SolvedBest Cpu and motherboard combo Forum SolvedBest Motherboard combo w/Cpu Forum SolvedBest CPU and motherboard combo? Forum Best CPU and Motherboard Combo for my build? Forum Best budget gaming desktop assembling combo (CPU/GPU/motherboard/other necessary components) Forum SolvedWich cpu and motherboard combo is the best Forum SolvedBest motherboard/CPU combo for media center capabilities/MKV play back Forum Best CPU,motherboard, and ram combo for $250 Forum Best Motherboard, Power Supply, case, and CPU combo for the Money? Forum Solvedbest cpu+motherboards combo for bf4 300~400$ Forum best motherboard/cpu combo for XP 32 sp3 Forum Best Motherboard/cpu combo for gaming pc Forum Best Budget CPU/motherboard 200$ combo for gaming? Forum What is the best motherboard/cpu combo for heavy gaming/OC? Forum What is the best motherboard/cpu combo for heavy gaming/OC? Forum Best cpu / motherboard combo for gaming Forum Best CPU/Motherboard combo Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !