Low-price Motheboard Ivy Bridge

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by olimaltar, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. olimaltar

    olimaltar Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi -

    I am trying to build my 1st home made computer.

    Money: 1000$
    Purposes: home theater, photo editing, gaming

    CPU: i5-3570 (although feel free to comment :) )
    I am pretty sure I'll never overclock it.

    Only GPU (so no Crossfire).
    1 SSD + 1 HDD (so 1 SATA 6GG and the other one can be 3GG). I dont think Id ever plud 2 SSD (which would then require 6GG SATA).

    I am wondering which MoBo I should get, especially why people get 200$++ MoBo when it seems like one at 135$ (Asus P8Z77-V LX) would do the job.

    Actually, even the cheapest one from Asus (P8Z77-M) seems like it could do the job...

    Is there any concerns Im missing? There are a lot of posts out there covering the best one, and a lot about the cheapest, but none that states a good average for an Ivy Bridge...


    Tks,
    Oli
     
  2. Loading...

    Similar Threads - price Motheboard Bridge Forum Date
    The prices of x79 boards are insane!!! Motherboards Oct 17, 2016
    Lowest price lga 775 over clocker? Motherboards Jun 14, 2016
    best and lowest price motherboard for AMD FX 8350 Motherboards Dec 11, 2014
    Better Pricing on ASRock 985GM-GS3 or Asus M5A88-M? Motherboards Mar 22, 2013
    I LOVE my new ASUS Motheboard! Motherboards Dec 27, 2010

  3. piasabird

    piasabird Lifer

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    16,795
    Likes Received:
    15
  4. dawp

    dawp Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Messages:
    7,387
    Likes Received:
    26
    #3 dawp, Feb 12, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  5. crashtech

    crashtech Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    6,117
    Likes Received:
    115
    I love ASUS boards, I've never had one fail, unlike a couple other name brands I've used in the past.

    I'd even take ECS over Asrock, but that's just me.
     
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2010
    Messages:
    9,518
    Likes Received:
    1
    You are smart man if you go with ASUS ..... any will do the job since you don't plan on OCing no need for fancy BIOS options and what not.

    Grab the cheapest P8 board slap your ivy bridge cpu on it, drop in a SSD and enjoy life. gl
     
  7. pcunite

    pcunite Senior member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Welcome to market segmentation, fanboyism, hype, and other physiological forces at work. The manufacturers feel like it's a great idea to have 15 versions of the same stupid chipset. Ultimately, you'll pay for the base materials plus necessary profit (nothing wrong with that) and if they're lucky, from the confusion, even more.
     
  8. jkauff

    jkauff Senior member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2012
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have the Asus board you're looking at with the same CPU, and I couldn't be more pleased. Regular BIOS updates, but not too many.

    Make sure you get good RAM with XMP capability (I bought G-Skill). I bought an aftermarket air cooler so I could OC to 4500, but you could easily do a mild overclock with the Asus OC utility in the BIOS with the stock cooler with no OC expertise. In fact, just choosing "Optimized Default Settings" will give you a nice mild overclock.
     
  9. RadiclDreamer

    RadiclDreamer Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2004
    Messages:
    8,500
    Likes Received:
    1
    I wouldnt touch an ECS even if it were given to me.
     
  10. Kenmitch

    Kenmitch Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 1999
    Messages:
    6,580
    Likes Received:
    12
    Are you one of the lucky that live close to a microcenter? Might be worth a look at www.microcenter.com to see as they have the 3570k for $189 and are currently offering $50 off a compatable motherboard with purchase....Just a heads up :)
     
  11. crashtech

    crashtech Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    6,117
    Likes Received:
    115
    I still have an ECS K7S5A ex-folding rig, circa 2002, that has literally been (accidentally) kicked around on my garage floor. The damn thing refuses to die. I keep it around in the increasingly unlikely event I'll need to test SDRAM or DDR, since it can utilize either.
     
    #10 crashtech, Feb 12, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  12. Lonyo

    Lonyo Lifer

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    21,939
    Likes Received:
    1
    ASRock was Asus' budget brand, then it got spun off.
    It's good quality and a wide range of products. No reason at all not to buy ASRock.

    As for the OP, an H77 or even B75 motherboard would be fine if you're not overclocking.
    B75 is the lowest end, but still has SATA 6Gbps support.
     
  13. olimaltar

    olimaltar Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. olimaltar

    olimaltar Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am Canadian. I look at all the discounts in the States and I cry... :)


    Tks, but as of now (unless you can convince me otherwise), I dont plan on OC. The thing is, I haven't had a desktop in... ever now. Laptop provided by company, last game I played was eons ago... So when I say 'gaming', I am not sure how much Ill be doing.

    I guess its good to precise though that my monitor will be my 46'' tv. So I should get a good graphic card.
     
  15. dawp

    dawp Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2005
    Messages:
    7,387
    Likes Received:
    26
    just about any decent card should work, it isn't so much the size as it is the resolution, I assume the TV is at least 720p but most likely 1080p so any card from about $150+ should be fine.
     
  16. Torn Mind

    Torn Mind Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    30
    B75 or H77 chipset motherboards are suitable if there is no overclocking involved. H77 supports two native SATA III controllers while B75 supports only one SATA III.

    Just because they are cheaper doesn't mean "worse", just less feature laden.

    GIGABYTE GA-H77-DS3H ($101.50)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...96&PID=3938566
    or
    GIGABYTE GA-B75M-D3H ($78)
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...96&PID=3938566

    list of some others:
    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab75md3h


    For the GPU, an AMD 7770 or 7750 should cover your needs if you are not playing the latest and greatest and/or at a smaller resolution like 1600x900.
    MSI R7750-PMD1GD5/OC ($86 at Amazon)
    or
    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD0577&vpn=GV-R777OC-1GD Rev2.0&manfuacture=Others
    Gigabyte GV-R777OC-1GD ($110 after rebate)

    The Antec VP-450 should be enough if you go with the video cards above or similar low power consumption video cards. ($45)