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Best B3 1155 mATX around $100

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I see a new 1155 MSI board on Newegg for $99, but MSI's site doesn't list any info on it. I'm helping a friend build a new PC with a 2500k and he's really interested in a mATX build with a sexy NZXT Vulcan.

Advice?
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I'd stay away from MSI motherboards due to poor quality in all but their very high end boards.

If you're not overclocking it should be fine though, but the "K" leads me to assume you are OC'ing.
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have a look at what gigabyte and asus have to offer
    
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have a look at what gigabyte and asus have to offer
which as of right now is... nothing.

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Well they both have them re-releasing very soon... aren't they just bringing back all the same boards they already have with B3? So there's still something to look at for now
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Won't be seeing from what I'm seeing right now B3 Asus or Gigabyte till late March I think I read, can go with what Newegg has or what else is available, more or less they will do the job unless your looking at high OCing, E.g. 5GH'z +
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Well my friend's not as tech savvy as most, but he is a gamer. I'm almost considering not getting the K, but it would seem like such a waste if I'm picking him up an H50 (for the sake of being low-profile, the NZXT Vulcan isn't very wide)
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