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  1.    25 Apr 2016 #1
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    What's a Good, Affordable Motherboard?


    I plan to buy either an i5 6600 or 6500. Can you guys recommend a good budget motherboard for it? Again, I'm on a budget.
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  2.    25 Apr 2016 #2
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    Everyone's on "A Budget" .... The Amount is Variable.

    Just spit it out - What is the most you are willing to spend on a mainboard?
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  3.    25 Apr 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by RWOne View Post
    Everyone's on "A Budget" .... The Amount is Variable.

    Just spit it out - What is the most you are willing to spend on a mainboard?
    About $90
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  4.    25 Apr 2016 #4
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    Check out Gigabyte, Asus and/or AsRock.. all of these are solid brands.

    1 Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
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  5.    25 Apr 2016 #5
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    Here's a site you can configure your parts:
    System Build - PCPartPicker
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  6.    25 Apr 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Check out Gigabyte, Asus and/or AsRock.. all of these are solid brands.

    1 Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3
    Yeah thanks. I like MSI and Asus. I really don't like Gigabyte though
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Here's a site you can configure your parts:
    System Build - PCPartPicker
    Hey thanks. I already got a parts list on that site. Heres the link:

    Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Cooler Master HAF 912 USB3.0 - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker

    Now, I want to get a lower priced motherboard. A few people suggestedI get a Micro ATX as opposed to an ATX. What do you think I should get and is there a big difference between the two?

    Can you also suggest a lower priced PSU and computer case?
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  7.    26 Apr 2016 #7
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    Micro ATX is just smaller version with less PCIe/PCI buses, it doesn't influence it's performance. If you don't need so many PCI/PCIe and SATA connectors, micro ATX would do just fine. Problem is that it might not necessarily mean lower price and specially not price/ value ratio.
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  8.    26 Apr 2016 #8
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    Thanks for letting me know CountMike. I found this mb I like a lot:

    MSI H110M Gaming LGA 1151 Intel H110 HDMI SATA 6Gbs USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

    Now all I need is to find a cheaper PSU and computer case. Check out my pc parts list below and let me know if you think they're good enough to keep or if you can suggest a lower price but future proof:

    Intel Core i5-6500, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Cooler Master HAF 912 USB3.0 - Lighter Rig - xlooks Saved Part List - PCPartPicker
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  9.    26 Apr 2016 #9
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    Looks OK, I mean compatibility and all that jazz but couple of things.
    Don't cheap out on PSU, it's important thing and stability is important. That EVGA is good one.
    Don't throw out RAM upgrade possibility, there's only two slots for it. If you must get only 8 GB, get one stick of 8GB so you can upgrade later on. As you are not going to use IGPU for main display, dual channel is not of any importance.
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  10.    26 Apr 2016 #10
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    Hi CountMike. In that case, could you recommend a mobo with ample amount of slots. I want to be future proof. But I ask for one with 3.1 support, 1151, and MSI.

    Let ne know about this one. Is it good and future proof enough?:

    MSI B150M Mortar LGA 1151 Intel B150 HDMI SATA 6Gbs USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
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