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Hey, I'm wondering what the best motherboard is for gaming. I want expandibility, and efficiency. I don't have a budget but please keep the prices at a budget level because I don't want to go broke! Thanks!
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You need to list the platform your looking at and what CPU your going to pair with it as well as how many video cards you need it to support.
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Originally Posted by burningrave101 View Post

You need to list the platform your looking at and what CPU your going to pair with it as well as how many video cards you need it to support.
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I'd be playing games like Dota 2, League of Legends, Minecraft, and such. Skyrim's an option, but it's the maximum level of graphics quality that I'd be playing on. I'm looking at an Intel CPU, and 1 video card.
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what cpu will you be using?
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what cpu will you be using?

I haven't decided yet, but I know it will be an Intel i3.

This is the one I'm thinking about. http://www.microcenter.com/product/419423/Core_i3_4340_36GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor
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I haven't decided yet, but I know it will be an Intel i3.

This is the one I'm thinking about. http://www.microcenter.com/product/419423/Core_i3_4340_36GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor

this one would do fine:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/414559/Z87_Extreme4_Socket_LGA_1150_Z87_ATX_Intel_Motherboard
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I can tell that one would work well, but it's a lot of money compared to some I've found.
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Let me save your life. Give a very slightly higher budget for an i5-4570. It's an exceptional quad core CPU that offers many of the features of the big CPUs and you can find it in some stores at a price that is only 10% or 20% higher than that i3.

Concerning the rest, you do not need overclocking, so you do not need exceptional electronics, just some relative stability on a low budget. I suggest to get a cheap 1150 LGA motherboard. But one that has positive user reviews.

Most of the savings you can do is on the motherboard not being hard core overclocking or hard core quad core SLI etc., on the RAM not being more than 8GB, on the CPU not being better than an i5-4570, and on drives.


edit: It appears that i5 CPU is weirdly cheaper here in europe. Oh well. I guess we haven't found its secret yet.
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