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Best Motherboard/RAM Combo for G860 / GTX 650 Ti Gaming Budget PC

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February 24, 2013 11:18:36 PM

Hi all!

Looking to put together budget gaming PC.

Already have some parts:

CPU: Intel G860 Sandy Bridge

GPU: PNY GTX 650 Ti

PSU: Corsair CX500


I'm wondering what your thoughts are for a good motherboard and RAM.

I understand the G860 is limited to 1333 RAM.
I would like USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard.

Cost should be reasonable / on par with the above parts.

Thanks so much!

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February 24, 2013 11:35:10 PM

Get any b75 motherboard and any 2x2gb RAM.

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February 24, 2013 11:42:11 PM

any lga 1155 motherboard will fit the requirements, as 1333 is usually the speed that is accepted on any lga 1155 board, and a g860 sandy can fit into any h61/h67/p67/z68/b75/h77/z75/z77 motherboard. H61 is pure budget, where b75 and h67 tend to be the slight step above that. your budget decides what you want on the motherboard.
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February 24, 2013 11:54:38 PM

Thanks for replies. Yikes a lot of options...

No overclocking for the G860... I am considering a SSD for the OS, is H77 better for the SSD caching? I have no plans to upgrade the board or components in the near future.

Is H77 the best bet here, is it worth the extra cost?

Thanks.
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February 25, 2013 12:00:21 AM

what you want to be sure is have a motherboard with Sata 3.0 6 gb/s connector on it if you want to use an ssd. thats the only real requirement to really use the ssd's speed for the most part.
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February 25, 2013 12:11:19 AM

Get the ASRock.
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February 25, 2013 12:13:26 AM

ASRock is more expensive, only 2 RAM slots, 1 SATA 6 GB... What is your thought process?

ASRock better brand overall ?
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February 25, 2013 12:17:05 AM

asrock has better customer service if thats what your looking for. biostar tends to have better value for hardware you are exactly getting.


edit: biostar is also less used, so people don't have alot of experience with it. Personally, my experience was fine.
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February 25, 2013 12:29:25 AM

No, games use 4-6gb max so 8gb is plenty.
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February 25, 2013 12:39:13 AM

Yes, but its stupidly expensive
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February 25, 2013 12:42:21 AM

Picked up the case for 60 bucks a few days ago, always wanted to try a Lian Li...

Another silly question... DDR 1333 PC3 10666 vs DDR 1333 PC3 10600. What the heck is the difference? And does it matter?
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February 25, 2013 12:43:06 AM

no difference. companies choose to pick the numbers almost differently.
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February 25, 2013 12:44:34 AM

You guys have been great, thank you so much for your help!
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February 25, 2013 2:29:19 AM

Best answer selected by berder33.
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