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Budget MOBO for HTPC

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August 2, 2012 12:15:40 PM


I'm looking for a good MOBO for my budget HTPC. I wont be doing any gaming or overclocking. All i need is HDMI and atleast 2 USB 3.0. I am looking to spend $75 and under. Suggestions? I plan to get either i3 2125, i3 2100, i3 2105 CPU.

I was considering this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also here are the MOBO's I am choosing from:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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August 2, 2012 12:16:39 PM


Also it is going into a mATX case!


shelto1908 said:
I'm looking for a good MOBO for my budget HTPC. I wont be doing any gaming or overclocking. All i need is HDMI and atleast 2 USB 3.0. I am looking to spend $75 and under. Suggestions? I plan to get either i3 2125, i3 2100, i3 2105 CPU.

I was considering this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Also here are the MOBO's I am choosing from:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

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August 2, 2012 7:18:24 PM

Might as well go for one of the newer chipsets. Go for any of the B75 or H77 boards from Asus, Gigabyte, or ASRock. I don't have any personal experience with Biostar, but the board you linked looks nice and has positive customer feedback.

If your HTPC case uses the 2-pin header for the power LED, I highly recommend you get a Gigabyte board... they don't flash the power LED when in S3 standby. That's my one gripe against Asus.
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