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First build i5-2400 need mobo advice

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May 18, 2012 12:08:24 AM

Hello, i have been driving myself nuts reading post and trying to figure out what i need. This is my first ever build have bought factory dells in the past but my old dexktop is outdated bad and i want a new one for regular everyday use, internet, school and some games mainly wow, skyrim, d3.
Approximate Purchase Date:this week or next few weeks

Budget Range:700-800 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important:home, internet,gaming

Parts Not Required:keybord, mouse, speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, tigerdirect

Country: USA ,TN

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Additional Comments: I would like to use an i5-2400 or i5-2320 05 2300. no ssd, gtx 560 card. need help with a good mobo though would like to use an atx instead of a micro atx but dont have to

I mainly need help picking out a motherboard to go with the I5-2400 and a gtx 560 card. I have gotten confused reading about all the different boards, the h61, h67, h77, p67, z77, so would love some help and info please

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June 26, 2012 5:16:38 PM

h 67 will be your best bet......if you are not overclocking then z77 will be of no use to you
June 26, 2012 9:18:39 PM

ASRock H61 U3S3 is also a cool board. though an entry level chipset for sandy bridge, it doesn't affect much of the performance compared to other chipsets. plus, it's cheaper to get :)  compared to h67, you'd only lack some features. but with U3S#, you'd get that usb3, sata 3, dvi, etc. you won't go wrong in those two chipsets since you won't be overclocking the cpu :)