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ASRock B85M-ITX Mini

riskybiz1285
  • 65 months ago

Someone had suggested that this might not be a good idea for a Haswell CPU, something about how it might need a BIOS update and I may regret buying it. How do you think it will fare in this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $72.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.78 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $40.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $42.68 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $554.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 18:29 EST-0500

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly I would recommend you to get either the H97 or better the Z97. Both will give you better upgradability as they both will be compatible with intels upcoming broadwell.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a recommendation that will allow overclocking of that processor? The Z97 is likely out of my price range. $100ish is a severe maximum.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

get the asrock...just 7 more

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $79.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 18:54 EST-0500
  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

it should work out of the box but afterwards update to latest bios 1.5

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H97M-ITXac/?cat=Download&os=BIOS

1.3 bios gives you more options for the G3258.

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