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B75 Enough For Gaming?!

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Hello,
Im planning a small budget build for my little brother, and i have chosen the Core I3 3240 (Ivy Bridge) and i was just wondering if the B75 chipset would restrict anything in terms of gaming.

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All the same really, doesn't affect performance as a i3 can't overclock anyways (which is mostly the point of Z77 and such).
So it would be fine paired with a i3!
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yeah it'll be totally fine smile.gif
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Thanks for the quick feedback guys! Really helpful!
    
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The biggest handicap of the B75 chipset, is the support of only 1 6gbit sata port all the other sata ports are 3gbit. The other difference is this chipset doesn't support ssd caching, which is not really a problem for most users.
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Only time youre really going to use the 6gbit port would be with a ssd, even then this is a budget build so i doubt hes going to get more than 1 ssd if any at all
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Budget builds I stick an i3 and any motherboard that has a PCI x16 slot and isn't made of cardboard.

You're good thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
i use a b75 from gigabyte

it has native usb 3.0 and pcie 3.0

You can't overclock with this chipset but its dang good and stable.

I would get the one I have in my sig rig, it was 75 bucks new. It has 2 sata6 and 2 pcie16, one runs at 3.0 other run at 4x speed which is like 8x pcie 2.0

much better than the h61
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