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What Board? Help Please

tumey23
  • 76 months ago

I'm getting the i5 3570k, I was wondering whether i should get a micro or full atx board, also I am trying to stay under 300 for the board and processor. Thanks for the help it is appreciated.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it depends on the size of your case and which size is cheaper. Just get the cheapest one that meets all your standards and fits in your case.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $314.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 19:11 EST-0500
  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

If you live near a MicroCenter you could get a bundle under 300$. The 4670K with ASUS Z87-A at 264$ is very interesting.

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Micro ATX boards tend to be cheaper than their full sized ATX counterparts. However, if you think you'll need the features on an ATX board, get it instead

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