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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is the best motherboard/cpu combo for heavy gaming/OC? ForumWhat is the best motherboard/cpu combo for heavy gaming/OC? ForumBest cpu / motherboard combo for gaming ForumBest CPU/Motherboard combo ForumWhats the best Cpu and motherboard combo ? ForumWich cpu and motherboard combo is the best ForumBest motherboard/CPU combo for media center capabilities/MKV play back ForumBest CPU , motherboard combo under $300 for gaming ForumBest Motherboard /RAM Combo for G860 / GTX 650 Ti Gaming Budget PC ForumWhat's the best Motherboard and CPU combo for around $400? ForumBest GPU + CPU combo ? ForumCPU Motherboard Combo ForumBest upgradeable budget motherboard/cpu /ram combo ? ForumIs this compatible? ForumMy Blu ray player causing CPU to overheat ForumBest thermal paste for the 3770k? ForumBest CPU & Motherboard Combo For About 250€ ForumBest CPU, motherboard combo under $300 for gaming ForumWhats the best Cpu and motherboard combo? ForumBest cheap motherboard and CPU combo More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !