B75 or H61 for gaming?

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  1. Wolverine_85

    Wolverine_85 Junior Member

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    Hello Fellas, :cool:

    I wanted to upgrade my system for medium gaming... I'm not hardcore gamer.. just need some fun games.. so my budget for rig is limited..


    I did some research on web in few days.. but couldnt decide which way to go.. So I register here on this forum to get some help from Game genius here..

    I found below mentioned specs - which is up to performance and also fitting my budget..


    CPU - Intel i3-3225
    MB - AsRock B75M-GL OR Gigabyte B75M-D3H OR Asus H61M-LX
    RAM - G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 4 GB(2x2GB) PC RAM(F3-12800CL9S-2GBXL)
    Case - Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
    PSU - Sea Sonic S12 II 430 Bronze 430 Watt

    Please suggest good mobo.. or anything other needs to be replaced??
     
  2. lehtv

    lehtv Lifer

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    Get B75. Preferably Gigabyte unless it's significantly more expensive. H61 doesn't support i3-3225 without a BIOS update. I don't know if the BIOS is up-to-date from the factory. H61 doesn't support USB 3.0 and SATA 6gb/s either.

    What graphics card are you getting?
     
  3. Wolverine_85

    Wolverine_85 Junior Member

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    I got Gigabyte B75M-D3H @ Rs 4100 only.. good deal..

    I have Radeon HD 6670 DDR5 1GB already..
     
  4. Mfusick

    Mfusick Senior member

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    H61 limits your ddr3 speeds ...
     
  5. IntelEnthusiast

    IntelEnthusiast Intel Representative

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    The B75 since it will give you the PCI-E 3.0 and the SATA 3.0 ports.
     
  6. bononos

    bononos Diamond Member

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    Does it now?
     
  7. lehtv

    lehtv Lifer

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    You get kicks out of doing that?
     
  8. Wolverine_85

    Wolverine_85 Junior Member

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    Yep..

    few reasons thats why I choose B75 over H61..

    3rd Generation CPU support - (Future upgrade open)
    USB 3.0/SATA 6Gb/sec
    HDMI out put
    DDR3 - 1600 Mhz ram support (I have got GSkill RipjawsX 4GB(2x2gb)
     
  9. Remobz

    Remobz Platinum Member

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    Why not get an IVY i5 3450?

    Don't u think it would make a good combo?
     
  10. Wolverine_85

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    Yep it will be.. but I'm tight on budget.. already increased with Case+PSU considering stablility + good performance..

    Now.. it cant be increased now.. I'll update it in new future and I'm light gamer.. happy to get gaming at medium-low resolution..

    My game choices are also differents so.. it will be good for me for 1-1.5 years now..

    Fifa, Pes, F1, MotoGP, COD, Wolverine, NFS etc..
     
  11. Wolverine_85

    Wolverine_85 Junior Member

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    Should i need to install any other cooling device.. I'm not going to overclock anything so.. it is for pure performance only..

    I've Cooler Master Elite 430 Black cabinet with super cool ambient settings.. I'm going to install 2-3 fans for air ventilation.. so it will super cool...

    look at cabinet @ http://www.coolermaster.in/product.php?product_id=6654
     
  12. lehtv

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    Elite 430 has only one 120mm intake fan and no other fans. Your components are very low power though, there's nothing to worry about there. If you want, get an additional 120mm fan an install it in the rear exhaust slot. Something cheap but decent like Arctic Cooling F12.

    Regarding your CPU choice, I think the i3 is fine. It's pretty fast while the the 6670 is a rather slow graphics card, this means you can upgrade your graphics without having to worry about CPU bottlenecking.
     
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  13. Remobz

    Remobz Platinum Member

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    I hear ya.

    I just got a new computer like a month ago.

    INTEL i3 2100 3.1GHZ
    INTEL DH67BLB3, LGA1155, Intelfi H67


    I was considering upgrading my i3 2100 to an Ivy 3450 or 3550

    However, my H67 mobo might pose a problem due to lack of features. Maybe I should get a B75 or Z77 board.

    Not sure what would make more sense right now.
     
  14. Wolverine_85

    Wolverine_85 Junior Member

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    Gigabyte B75 for budget pc.. Z77 is all about performance..

    both makes better than H67..
     
  15. Wolverine_85

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    Options are available there in cabinet.. i"ll go for exhaust 120m CM LED for rear panel.. it'll looks cool..
     
  16. Raincity

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    If your planning on using the 6670. Drop the I3 3225 down to the 3220 instead. The added expense of the HD4000 IGPU is not needed.
     
  17. Wolverine_85

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    Best thing for i3-3225 is it can be used as iGPU as well.

    I already have HD 6670.. so I'll use it now but if IGPU will perform better then I might sell my graphic card to get other parts..
     
  18. SPBHM

    SPBHM Diamond Member

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    perform better for what? video transcoding?
    for gaming the 6670 is much better than the HD 4000.
    it's a waste of money for that...

    as for B75 vs H61, there is no difference for gaming,
    but the B75 is so cheap and add USB 3.0 and Sata III support so it's probably a better choice, also H61 boards can be older, and without ivy bridge support (requiring a bios update)

    the 3225 you want costs $ 145 on newegg... honestly, for that money I would look for a used i5 sandy bridge.
     
  19. Wolverine_85

    Wolverine_85 Junior Member

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    I3-3225 is available in India @ 120$ only.. I'm not fond of used product..

    yep.. HD6670 is better than 4000 but I'm not hardcore gamer even HD 6670 is high end product for me.. I have to be little bit extra cautious about its heat.. and that's why I3-3225 is good option for me..it'll play all my games at my required settings..
     
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