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Manufacturer link:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H87ME/http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/H87ME/

Looking for just a non-high end board. I don't plan on going SLi and I don't plan on overclocking a brand new build. Plus *crosses fingers* I'm hoping by some miracle DDR4 finally comes out for mass consumption.

In short I just need an average nothing super fancy board.

I am looking at the ASUS H87ME (there's really not much other options from where I come from).

I just have a question... why doesn't it have any heat sinks around the CPU socket? I am quite disturbed by this as I know that many other boards even on old CPUs have those sinks.
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You won't be overclocking..(can't anyway on a board like that) so it's not a big deal.Point a fan at the VRMs if you're worried.
I ran a 3570K in an h61 board (biostar h61-mgc) and would "turbo" up to 3.7..never any vrm throttling.
Now ..since i sold that to my friend frown.gif I have a gigabyte model h61..and I have to keep a fan pointed at the VRMS.
Asus uses good quality mosfets;so it shouldn't be a problem.
You could also stick some RAM sinks on there.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/enbmfocobgar.html
 
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Originally Posted by shogrran View Post

I just have a question... why doesn't it have any heat sinks around the CPU socket?

Because the low-end B85/H87 boards really don't need them, seeing that they can't be overclocked at all.

If you desire an mATX H87 board that does have a VRM heatsink, Gigabyte's GA-H87M-D3H and MSI's H87M-G43 meet that criteria.
Edited by svenge - 6/10/13 at 6:20am
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