I am planning on buying the cheap GA-B75M-D3V motherboard.
Accompanying it will be a core i5 3450 or 3570 cpu with one stick of 8gb ram.
I would like to confirm now which video cards are compatible with that board before I buy it.
I am not a gamer and it's not for 24/7 gaming needs but I do plan on playing games occasionally (though not too often
and I'm not planning to do any overclocking or buy pricey video cards and put my gfx settings to the maximum on each game).
There's also the option of buying GA-Z77-D3H but it's like twice the price...
I'd love to hear what you think (if there are other motherboard that you can suggest between the B75 and the Z77 I'll be happy to hear..)
Regarding the RAM - that board only has 2 slots so if I buy 2x4Gb I'm going to have to throw them away next time that I want to upgrade, which is why I thought I'll get 8Gb now and in future time I can buy another 8gb stick for upgrading to 16gb.
Can you recommend a video card up to $60 and up to $100?
You don't need 4 dimm slots cause 8GB will be more than your ever going to use. Buy a 2x4GB kit. If for some reason you think you'll need 16GB of ram, then buy a 2x8GB kit cause it will never be cheaper than it is right now.
If your NOT planning to overclock I would recommend a H77 motherboard.
I don't have that B75M-D3H option so I think my next option is GA-H77-DS3H which costs about $50 more.
I'm ok with going with that if the feedback from you guys is that it's much better and more "future-proof".
If that's the case I'll also get a 2x4Gb.
So regarding video card we're talking about the HD 7750? (I see that it says DDR5 on that card, is that compatible with the above MB and RAM? no idea if it's related to the DD3 RAM or not... sorry).
I have that mother board and its cool, equipped with the latest tech (3rd gen support , PCI-E 3.0) and its very cheap I have core i5 3570 with 2 x 4 gb of memory along with sapphire HD 7950 OC.
The mobo doesn't have a lot of overclocking capabilities but for me its enough as the only thing I overclock using the mobo features is the processor and I was able to get 4.1 Ghz with my core I5 by raising the multiplier through bios and I could go higher. spend your money at something else if you got a limited budged
First of all, thanks alot everyone! I've finally made the order.
They don't have the Antec PS in stock so they offered me to take the CoolerMaster Elite Power 460W - since it's in the same price range I figure it's ok too?
Thanks Sunios, I'll check tomorrow if any of these are in stock.
The first two are $35 pricier than our original choice which they don't have in stock. The last one http://www.skypc.co.il/pl_product~EES400AWT~24~0.htm is only a few bucks pricier - should it be ok? (I see that there's 100/150 watts different)