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Which 1155 chipset?
04-10-2012, 11:49 AM,
Which 1155 chipset?
I am in the process of building a new desktop PC and got lost amidst the myriad of motherboards on offer. I would like some help with picking the most suitable LGA 1155 chipset. I will use 1 discrete video card so no need for an integrated GPU or SLI support. I will not overclock or use RAID. I will use a boot SSD, which as far as I understand makes Smart Response redundant. Four DIMM slots and Quick Sync support would be nice but not mandatory. I need SATA 3.0 for the SSD and USB 3.0 for future use, although I have no idea if them being natively supported is important or not.

Here is the setup so far, just in case:

CPU: i5-3550
GPU: GTX 560 Ti or HD 6950
RAM: 2x4 kit
PSU: XFX Core 550 Pro
SSD: Sandisk Extreme 120 GB

I don't need much in way of PCI slots, but I need four SATA 2 and two SATA 3 ports, as well as eight USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports at least.

Based on the above, can you recommend a chipset for me?

(Some actual motherboard recommendations would be nice too if only as pointers, since price and availability is very different in my country. I am aiming for a budget of $120 tops, though $80 is what I am comfortable spending on it.)

Thanks in advance!

Messages In This Thread
Which 1155 chipset? - by nailertn - 04-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Which 1155 chipset? - by mwhals - 04-10-2012, 08:21 PM
RE: Which 1155 chipset? - by tdot - 04-11-2012, 12:11 PM
RE: Which 1155 chipset? - by Pineappl - 04-11-2012, 12:39 PM
RE: Which 1155 chipset? - by nailertn - 04-11-2012, 03:21 PM
Which 1155 chipset? - by mwhals - 04-11-2012, 05:37 PM

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