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Is the p8h77-m le worth grabbing?

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I have this i3 2100 sitting around and nothing to do with it. I also have a matx htpc case and a 120gb ssd in the same situation.

Newegg has this board for $60 shipped as a shell shocker today, but it doesn't have many reviews. Just wondering if I should go ahead and grab it.

Here's the deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131964


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It's a very spartan board, but I don't see why it wouldn't be suitable for an i3...
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"Spartan"?


It's going to be used for htpc/backup storage duty.
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"Spartan"?

spartan [ˈspɑːtən]
adj
2. suggestive of the ancient Spartans; sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal, or austere.

In other words, it's a very simple board with very little functionality not already provided by the H77 chipset itself. It should be sufficient for a HTPC, however.
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I've just never heard that in reference to computer hardware before. Good buy for $60 then?

It's a shame that memory prices have gone way up. frown.gif
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I've just never heard that in reference to computer hardware before. Good buy for $60 then?

Yeah, it's alright at that price.
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