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B75 vs H77 Chipset for i5 3470

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i'm buying a new pc and i don't know which motherboard to pick - motherboard with h77 chipset or a motherboard with b75 chipset.

the b75 is cheaper than the h77.

i'm not going to oc anything, i'm using the computer for gaming and music production.

what is the best choice?
Edited by natukiss - 4/5/13 at 1:32am
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The B77 chipset is aimed more at businesses of a small or medium size. The H77 chipset is aimed at people like us. Here's a comparison chart:

 

http://diit.cz/sites/default/files/images/4/intel_7_series_chipset_sku_comparison_-_desktop.png

 

(Click it once it's opened so that you get to see the true full size)

 

Judging from this comparison chart, there isn't as much of a difference as I was expecting. So, I guess what I would do is go with the motherboard that satisfies all of your needs as far as features and connectivity.

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The two things that H77 has over B75 is the ability to set up a RAID array, and that it has two SATA-III (6Gb/s) ports vs one SATA-III port for B75.

If you're not going to use RAID, and will use at most a single SSD (as HDDs aren't negatively impacted by using SATA-II) then there's no compelling reason to not get the less-expensive B75 solution.
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