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post #1 of 6
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By cheap motherboard, I mean the cheapest possible.

I bought Gigabyte H81M-S2PH with 16GB HyperX black. I'm going to install a Core-i7 4770 to perform well with adobe suite applications.

the budget is very, very tight. That's why I decided to go that way.


NOTE:

-I do not plan to overclock.
-It'll run almost 24hrs non-stop.
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post #2 of 6
Since you are running on stock speeds, I don't see a problem.
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Are you kidding?
This: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128657

will be just fine, perfect in fact for a little build.
I run my little AM3 785G 24/7 and that mobo costs maybe $40, and that was 4 years ago when I bought it.
Get a decent heatsink but other then that you should be fine, your over worried! smile.gif
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post #4 of 6
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The reason I'm worried is that I heard some rumors that the chipset can causes a slight bottleneck with flagship CPU's. Not to mention that other parts such as mosfet and such will have a short lifespan with it.

@amstech well, that's good to hear. At least I knew I didn't put my money in the wrong way.

But why getting a heatsink? Isn't the stock one enough in stock frequencies?
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post #5 of 6
No issues whatsoever if you don't plan to overclock.

Stock heatsink is more than enough if you run at stock speeds. No need to upgrade heatsinks if you aren't overclocking.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by Captain Razer View Post

The reason I'm worried is that I heard some rumors that the chipset can causes a slight bottleneck with flagship CPU's. Not to mention that other parts such as mosfet and such will have a short lifespan with it

http://youtu.be/yeuJAOVRoA0

The thing about the motherboard bottle necking the performance of the cpu isn't necessarily true. In the video I link above he used gaming as an example, but it is a way to measure performance, and the difference was only a negligible difference!

Also with the lower life, yeah cheap boards are cheaper for a reason, but that idea comes from trying to overclock with a cheap board, thus trying to push more power through the. VRMs, overheating them and killing them. Which shouldn't be a concern for you.

So you'll be fine!, even with the stock cooler! All I would advise is have some dust filters on your case so that it's easy to clean, and dust won't build up and potentially short out your components, or clog the heatsink and cause them to overheat.
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