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Motherboards ivybridge chipsets

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xxxsonic1971, 3 Apr 2014.

  1. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    Hello, My mate has just bought an i5 3330 and needs a motherboard to suit, he wants one that runs ivybridge cpu out of the box with no bios update required, a dedicated ivybride chipset??
    Cheers.
     
  2. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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  3. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    Many thanks sir, i think the H77 chipset is the way to go, he insists on a asus board as well, any recommendations??
     
  4. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    H77 is a good choice, usually they have just enough features without being obscene. i5 3330 is a cracking chip, I've been running one for over a year first with a H61 chipset and now with a H67 chipset.

    Recommendations in the asus range would be anything with decent VRM cooling, there are allot of H77 boards out there that lack this. I know its not going to be thrashed with that chip, but it's always worth it.
     
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    3330 owner here putting a shout out for the Gigabyte G.1 M3 Sniper mobo.
     
  6. xxxsonic1971

    xxxsonic1971 W.O.T xxxsonic1971

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    thanks for replys and suggestions, my mate wants to keep costs as low as poss and has decided on a Asus P8H77-M LE S1155 Intel H77 DDR3 mATX mobo from CCL, only £56!
     
  7. SuperHans123

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    Decent choice.
    You can't go far wrong with Asus.
     

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