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GPU compatible with my Motherboard

Hello, I am interested in buying a new gaming computer. Building a custom build seems cheaper in general, so I'm going to try that! I haven't built a computer myself, so I'm going to be reading many tutorials! :)
Anyway, I've chosen a Motherboard on Newegg: MSI H61M-P31 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Are there any GPUs on Newegg that are compatible with it? And if it's a bad Motherboard, please tell me that as well. Thanks in advance!
Also - if you need to know the rest of my choices thus far (I'm missing a PSU and cooling system) please let me know. Thanks!
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  1. Well, you can't OC on that board (or any H61 board, for that matter) if you planned to, and MSI doesn't make the best boards out there, but GPU choice is a non factor. You can go with whatever you want, in that respect.
  2. DJDeCiBeL said:
    OC = Overclock :)

    What CPU are you planning to use?


    CPU: Intel Pentium G850 Sandy Bridge 2.9GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623G850
    Hopefully it's a decent CPU - I can't interpret most of it but I understand that 2.9GHz is good in most cases.
  3. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Well, you can't OC on that board (or any H61 board, for that matter) if you planned to, and MSI doesn't make the best boards out there, but GPU choice is a non factor. You can go with whatever you want, in that respect.

    I must be really bad at this - I don't know what OC means. :P Anyway, could you recommend a good Motherboard?
  4. ghostmancer said:
    I must be really bad at this - I don't know what OC means. :P Anyway, could you recommend a good Motherboard?


    OC = Overclock :)

    What CPU are you planning to use?
  5. I should have asked about a budget too, but a H61 board will be just fine for that CPU.

    I would go with something like this, though ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $69.99

    A much better quality board.
  6. The first thing that I see I don't like about that board, is that any graphics card will cover at least 2 of your SATA headers, making them all but unusable w/o the proper right angle connectors. And even them, it's iffy.

    If you want to stay in that price range, check out an Asrock board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157326
    DJDeCiBeL's choice is also good.
  7. DJDeCiBeL said:
    I should have asked about a budget too, but a H61 board will be just fine for that CPU.

    I would go with something like this, though ASUS P8H61-M LX PLUS (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $69.99

    A much better quality board.


    Ok, that one's all right as long as it's compatible with the CPU. :) Now what GPU should I choose for gaming?
    In regards to a budget, I don't want it too expensive but I don't want a bad computer - I'll change parts later if I need to.
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    ghostmancer said:
    Ok, that one's all right as long as it's compatible with the CPU. :) Now what GPU should I choose for gaming?
    In regards to a budget, I don't want it too expensive but I don't want a bad computer - I'll change parts later if I need to.


    Yeah, that board is a perfect match for that CPU, actually.

    As far as a GPU goes, like I said, you can go with anything you want, really, but a GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6850 and anything above them (basically that price range and above) would be my suggestion.

    A 550 Ti or Radeon HD 7770 would suffice for lighter gaming, though.
  9. Best answer selected by ghostmancer.
  10. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Yeah, that board is a perfect match for that CPU, actually.

    As far as a GPU goes, like I said, you can go with anything you want, really, but a GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6850 and anything above them (basically that price range and above) would be my suggestion.

    A 550 Ti or Radeon HD 7770 would suffice for lighter gaming, though.


    OK, thanks! I'll do some research on the GTX and the Radeon. :) Good night.
    (Or good morning depending on your time zone.)
  11. ghostmancer said:
    OK, thanks! I'll do some research on the GTX and the Radeon. :) Good night.
    (Or good morning depending on your time zone.)


    Night, actually, and you're welcome. :)
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