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Old August 28, 2011, 01:35 PM
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Z68 based boards are great, but for a budget build I would go for a cheaper MOB and put that saved money toward upgraded CPU (2400 if not OC and 2500k if OCing) and adding $10-$20 on the case will get you a much better flowing, looking, and built case. That said I have used CM Elite 330 for my parents build and my brothers secondary build and they were fine....very basic and fairly thin sided, but fine. Think I paid $30 for one and $35 for the other. Power supply is fine, but as mentioned above you could save a few dollars for an equivalent PSU on sale.
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