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Best Motherboard for around $80-$90

post #1 of 9
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Hi
As the title suggests am looking to upgrade from my current board i.e a Asus H61-M LE , to a decent board within $80 or so!
Found these options interesting :

1. AsRock B75 Pro3 32 GB
2. MSI B75MA P45 32 GB
3.Asus B75-M PLUS 32GB

Also , I plan to use them for normal CAD , photoshop and gaming.Not really any overclocking as such , a little bit maybe, with my current CPU mentioned in the signature.

Is there any chance of getting a 4GB GSkill RAM upgrade with a board and RAM upto $90??

That helps me double RAM to 8GB in a dual channel!

Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 9
I don't see why would you need an upgrade, and how these boards are better than yours.
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Actually my current board has developed a fault beyond repair hence!
Flight Simmer
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post #4 of 9
I would recommend this because it uses quality components. Not sure about that on the boards you listed.
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post #5 of 9
Listed from here are a few other choices in your price range and with the latest chipset. smile.gif

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Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Acer - GN246HL 24" 1080p 144Hz Acer - G246HLAbd 24" 1080p 60Hz Ducky - Shine 4 
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post #6 of 9
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Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Western Digital 500GB Cavair Blue LG Super Multi DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by MacG32 View Post

Listed from here are a few other choices in your price range and with the latest chipset. smile.gif


That Z77-A is ok choice. And apparently comes with 4GB memory?




Never mind OP is not in the US.


One of the D3Hs is fine. H77 chipset has 2 6 Gbps ports, but B75 only 1. That's the main difference.
Edited by DeXel - 3/2/14 at 11:07am
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 830 Western Digital WD1001FALS Samsung HD753LJ ST3300822AS 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Western Digital RED 3 TB Custom Loop Lamptron FC Touch Windows 8.1 update 1 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell P2414H CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Red EVGA G2 1000W Cooler Master Cosmos II 
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post #8 of 9
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Another issue ,
my processor is a i3 2100 , its official page lists support for 1066 and 1333 Mhz , however , i've been using it with 1600 Mhz G.Skill

Experienced some problems? is this the cause?
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Western Digital 500GB Cavair Blue LG Super Multi DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW227D 22 inches Logitech MK200 Corsair 430W V2 Coolermaster 430 Elite 
MouseAudio
Logitech MK200 Creative 2.1 Channel 
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Intel i3 2100 @ 31.Ghz Asus P8H61-M LE Asus Radeon HD6670 G.Skill 4GB RIPJAWS 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital 500GB Caviar Black Western Digital 500GB Cavair Blue LG Super Multi DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VW227D 22 inches Logitech MK200 Corsair 430W V2 Coolermaster 430 Elite 
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post #9 of 9
If you do not use the recommended memory from the motherboard's site, you run a risk of continuously having issues. redface.gif
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AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming K7 Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FE G.Skill - Flare X 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung - 850 Pro 512GB 2.5" SSD Western Digital - Black 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD Asus - BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Corsair - H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 
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Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Acer - GN246HL 24" 1080p 144Hz Acer - G246HLAbd 24" 1080p 60Hz Ducky - Shine 4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified... Corsair - Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Cooler Master - Xornet Fellowes - Microban 
Audio
2 x Realtek - ALC1220 2 - 7.1 Channel High Defi... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD - Ryzen 7 1800X Gigabyte - GA-AX370-Gaming K7 Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB FE G.Skill - Flare X 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung - 850 Pro 512GB 2.5" SSD Western Digital - Black 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD Asus - BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Corsair - H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Acer - GN246HL 24" 1080p 144Hz Acer - G246HLAbd 24" 1080p 60Hz Ducky - Shine 4 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified... Corsair - Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Cooler Master - Xornet Fellowes - Microban 
Audio
2 x Realtek - ALC1220 2 - 7.1 Channel High Defi... 
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