Thread: Motherboard choices (1155)
September 26th, 2011, 06:27 AM #1
Motherboard choices (1155)
I'm building a new budget PC for myself. It wont be used for anything too CPU/GPU intensive except for occasional gaming. CPU I will put in will be the Core i3 2100. Now I'm looking for a cheap mobo, but most value for money I can get.
It needs to be micro-atx, need at least 5 SATA ports (mix of II and III) and the H67 chipset would be preferred (as opposed to H61).
Here are the 4 best candidates IMO:
MSI H67MA - R740[$91USD] - MB-H67MA-E35B3 - MSI Global â€“ Mainboard - H67MA-E35 (B3)
Gigabyte H67MA - R1,025[$126USD] - GA-H67MA-USB3-B3 - GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-H67MA-USB3-B3 (rev. 1.0)
Intel DH67 - R797[$98USD] - BLKDH67BLB3 - Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL
Asus H67M - R941[$116USD] - P8H67-M LX - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS P8H67-M LX
I cant seem to find any decent reviews for these entry level boards, which is why I'm asking for advice here. At the moment I favour the MSI because of it's pricetag, though the Intel is pretty attractive too since I don't really know MSI. The Gigabyte has 4 memory slots which is nice, but it is out of my price range really. The Intel also has 4 memory slots, and is priced well, but only 5 SATA ports may become a problem for me. The ASUS seem cool, but IMO doesn't offer any significant advantage over the MSI.
This is pretty much what I have available to me at good prices.
Which board will provide most value for money? I would appreciate any feedback.Link to my TechIMO TOP 30 Submision:
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