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December 19, 2012 3:39:30 AM

Going with i3-3225 processor and was wondering what motherboards are most comparable to ASRock Z77 extreme4 for under $105. Preferably ASUS or MSI...

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December 19, 2012 6:49:55 AM

msi g45 is 100.00 with rebate on new egg. the asus full size z77 mb are 125.00 on new egg after rebates.
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December 19, 2012 1:45:12 PM

Nebul0us said:
No. ATX. Why did you presume htpc?



Why else you go with a i3-3225 ? The 5 in the end is for the intel hd 4000, the i3-3225 is known for a htpc cpu for it's on die gpu(intel 4000) and lower power consumption.
And for a i3(you can't overclock) you'll be better off with a h77 mobo, also if you don't need the intel hd 4000, just get the i3-3220, same performance(only the on die gpu is different, it has the intel hd 2500).
That said, i don't know what's your needs.


But if you want atx :



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if you still want z77 for lower price :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2012 3:15:57 PM

djangoringo said:
Why else you go with a i3-3225 ? The 5 in the end is for the intel hd 4000, the i3-3225 is known for a htpc cpu for it's on die gpu(intel 4000) and lower power consumption.
And for a i3(you can't overclock) you'll be better off with a h77 mobo, also if you don't need the intel hd 4000, just get the i3-3220, same performance(only the on die gpu is different, it has the intel hd 2500).
That said, i don't know what's your needs.


But if you want atx :



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if you still want z77 for lower price :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I am going with the i3 because it's the best i core for the money right now, and I don't do a lot of gaming. I am going with the 3225 because this build does not have a GPU in it, so I wanted the extra graphics performance that Intel HD 4000 offers. My plan is to upgrade to i7-3770k or equivalent a year or two from now, and add GPU at that time. I figure I can do that for about $100 a year from now. That's why I wanted Z77, because I don't want to have to replace MOBO when I upgrade. Thanks for the suggestions!
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