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just got my new i3 today need mobo

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    well just got the i3-530. and have no clue which mobo to get nor waht ram to go with, so i thought id ask the best.. THIS AWSOME FORUM:rockout:
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    Welcome!

    I like the EVGA boards out atm. but the gigabytes are pretty sweet.
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    yea ive read alot of good things about those sticks i just need to wait to get paid :shadedshu
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    I would get an H55 or H57 mobo to go with that CPU. P55 mobo won't be able to use the graphics side of that CPU. I'm not saying Intel HD graphics are ground breaking, but some graphics rather than no graphics is always a good thing.
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    whats the difference of h55 and h57? i mostly game barely any web browsing. looking to OC
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    Only one difference, rapid storage technology. If all you are going to be doing is mainly gaming and surfing then it's not worth the extra. Once you start using the PC as network attached storage and streaming, then it would be worth it.
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    ok. lol whats a good board? going to be either crossfiring or sli later on, still deciding wether to get a gtx460 or get another 5770
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    What's the total budget? Also just hold off on the video card purchase for now.

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    O also looked at your current specs, USE THE TX3 ON THE I3! It would be plenty enoug to keep it cool. It's not the temps on these chips you have to worry about, it's the volts that fries them.
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    the budget would prolly be around 200 or 250, this if for my grad present, mom asked me what i wanted told her a new build lol
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    $2-250ok, and all you have right now is the cpu?
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    I've built a few builds with this board and had great sucess:
    ASRock P55 PRO/USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX...

    I donly did mild overclocks on some i3s, as they were customer builds using the stock cooler, but the board seemed solid enough for some decent overclocking with the right cooling.

    If the budget is around $250, I would guess about $110 is going to be the max for the motherboard.

    As for RAM, you might want to check over at Darwin96's FS thread, he always had excellent RAM for cheap prices:
    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=121962

    He hasn't really updated the RAM section of his thread, price wise, but I'm sure if you shoot him an offer he will sell stuff to you at under newegg prices.
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    the budget for the mobo is 200$-250
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    yea all i got is the cpu so far
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    Gigabyte H55N-USB3 is interesting board. :)
    I use it with my i3 530 24/7 @ 4.2GHz (4.4GHz is stable too, but temperature gets too high with stock cooling and higher voltage).
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    nah lol. but i think i want the h57 set from what ive been reading about it
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    That is what I thought at first too.:laugh:

    But then I saw:

    :roll:

    The only thing the H57 is going to offer is the ability to use the onboard graphics built into your i3. But if you already have a dedicated card, and pretty much any dedicated card will crush the shitty Intel graphics on the i3, why bother? In my experience the P55 boards are better built boards and offer better overclock potential.
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    oh i feel stupid lol
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