Budget Sandy Bridge motherboard
Can someone recommend a budget ~$100-$120 Sandy Bridge motherboard to me please?
It will be used for light gaming and movies, no Crossfire or SLI and no overclocking either. Just need a basic mobo that can perform, save power and reliable.
Currently the Asus P8P67-m mATX board looks good. Is there is a cheaper but basically the same board from Gigabyte or MSI? I've tried reading the specs off them but there are too many and I can't tell the difference!
if you dont need the extra features and dont care much about clocking, giga,asus etc have decent value boards. just do a quick search on
dc for exemple :
Gigabyte H67MA-D2H-B3 mATX LGA1155 H67 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI Motherboard - DirectCanada
you cant oc with this one. at all.
Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS value motherboards should all be nearly identical feature wise.
Just make sure it's using the B3 revision of the chipset. Otherwise you'll be buying a defective board.
If a full-size ATX board is okay, I'd go with the GIGABYTE GA-H67A-UD3H-B3. Though by the sounds of it, any H67-based board should do you fine. No need to spend the money on a P67 if you aren't overclocking or doing dual graphics cards.
Any H series you wont even need to buy a dedicated graphics card, however you will have no overclocking available at all. P series you get overclocking but no on board graphics.
Ok thanks guys I guess i'll go for the Asus p8h67-m LE board, its got all i need :)
So many boards and yet it seems so hard to tell the difference, they need to have a format where boards can be compared with specifications side by side.
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