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I'm trying to build a budget gaming build for $500, I want to use the new i3-2100 processor. I'm trying to keep the CPU+MOBO combo down to about $220, I have the ASUS P8P67 PRO myself but which of the newer budget boards will be best for this build?
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Do you have a particular brand preference? Asus has a $70 1155 board.

Or this?
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I assume size doesn't matter? I'd personally go for this. Has all the necessary things you'll require of a motherboard nowadays, 2 PCI-e x1, 1 PCI-e x16 and a PCI slot, and since it's an ASUS motherboard I assume it's got all the necessary overclocking options. The details show it has a bunch of different features.

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I assume size doesn't matter? I'd personally go for this. Has all the necessary things you'll require of a motherboard nowadays, 2 PCI-e x1, 1 PCI-e x16 and a PCI slot, and since it's an ASUS motherboard I assume it's got all the necessary overclocking options. The details show it has a bunch of different features.

I actually think this makes more sense than either of the ones I posted. Good number of SATA ports, more PCIe.
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There's no harm in using a micro board right? If it already has everything I want?
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