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  1. #1
    Jul 2014

    Motherboard Advice

    I have a spare Core I5 3570k processor. I want to build possibly a small HTPC or Steam Box. Don't necessarily want or need to over clock this. Just want something to set up with my TV. Any recommendations on solid but inexpensive Mini-Atx or Itx boards? Does not need to be a Z77 necessarily I think for this build. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Dec 2013

    Re: Motherboard Advice

    Over 300 views and no replies?

    Take a look:

    Lots of good options, just make sure to research them a little bit see if they support Ivy bridge.
    3930K @ 5 GHz 1.45V
    16GB G.Skill 2133 MHz 10-10-10-28 1.55V
    2 * EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified @ 1215/7800 MHz 1.21V
    Rampage IV Extreme
    2 * 256GB Samsung 840 Pro RAID 0
    8 * WD Red 4TB RAID Z-2
    Corsair AX1200i
    Corsair 900D
    Watercooling for CPU, GPU's and the motherboard
    17 * Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition

  3. #3
    Jun 2003

    Re: Motherboard Advice

    I would go with any good maker base B75 motherboard they run fine. Asus and Gigabyte some to mind.

  4. #4
    Sep 2014

    Re: Motherboard Advice

    It mostly depends on what your needs are. If you need more than one pcie slot you will have to go matx. I would look into itx.I built a steambox/htpc with an asrock h61 itx. The small size is easier to fit anywhere. It has a 2500k and a gt750. It works well enough for 720p. My biggest complaint is lack of usb3.
    Gaming and Occasional Mining Rig: Rampage IV black, Watercooled 4930k, Water Cooled - Triple 290X. DarkPower Pro 1200. Crammed into a Fractal Design XLR2.

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