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Windows 7: Help me pick a Motherboard and CPU


30 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Help me pick a Motherboard and CPU

ok well my first build i have found out either the board or cpu are bad.. so i am just going to buy a brand new board and CPU.. better then used stuff...

i have searched and found these two boards, and wanted input on the two boards as witch is the better board for the money... i will mostly be using the computer for internet email and a few games nothing heavy graphic wise for games.. just poker games or pinball games..

Newegg.com - MSI H61M-P20 (G3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

or

Newegg.com - ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Now for the Cpu will any cpu with the lga 1155 socket work for either of these boards??? or is there a certain cpu i need...

thanks a bunch..


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30 May 2012   #2

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What is your budget for both parts combined---CPU and motherboard?

Do you already have DDR3 240 pin RAM?

I'd probably try to steer you to Intel, Gigabyte, Asus, or Asrock.

Are you OK with using on-processor graphics rather than a separate video card? Or do you already have a video card you plan on using?
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30 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

hi there i have a graphics card also nivida 250, i also already have ddr3 240pin memory and all the other stuff i need i just dont have a mother board and CPU... i would say $150 total with both parts maybe a bit more...
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30 May 2012   #4

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I just looked through the CPU/motherboard combo deals at Newegg.

Here is the only one near your price range using an Intel processor. It is $180.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

Motherboard: Intel BOXDH61BEB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

All the others use AMD processors. Nothing wrong with AMD, but I know almost nothing about AMD.

The above package includes Intel HD 2000 graphics built into the processor. It's what I use and is fine for all normal uses. You could of course use your separate video card if needed.
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30 May 2012   #5

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You're in Michigan, Micro Center has the i3-2100 for about $99.00, tax included.
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30 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I just looked through the CPU/motherboard combo deals at Newegg.

Here is the only one near your price range using an Intel processor. It is $180.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

Motherboard: Intel BOXDH61BEB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

All the others use AMD processors. Nothing wrong with AMD, but I know almost nothing about AMD.

The above package includes Intel HD 2000 graphics built into the processor. It's what I use and is fine for all normal uses. You could of course use your separate video card if needed.
thank you for the info.. looks like i will be buying this will be much easier to have both mother board and cpu in one package cause then i know i dont mess either up buy buying wrong one..... thank you so much....
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30 May 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sardonicus View Post
You're in Michigan, Micro Center has the i3-2100 for about $99.00, tax included.

oh i may have to check them out then also.... thank you

just looked does not come with the board just teh CPU so the newegg link would be better for me as it comes with board and CPU... thank you though for the info on micro center..
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30 May 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I just looked through the CPU/motherboard combo deals at Newegg.

Here is the only one near your price range using an Intel processor. It is $180.

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100

Motherboard: Intel BOXDH61BEB3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

All the others use AMD processors. Nothing wrong with AMD, but I know almost nothing about AMD.

The above package includes Intel HD 2000 graphics built into the processor. It's what I use and is fine for all normal uses. You could of course use your separate video card if needed.
ignatzatsonic and I were thinking along the same lines, in terms of the processor.

Whatever you choose, a very good deal can be had for about $200.00 or less.
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30 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok thank you both very much i will do some research and look around for cheaper prices and if not then i will get from newegg.... just hope i dont mess up this build like i did my first one...
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