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My first build...thoughts?


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#1 DrGwiz

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:05 PM

Here's my first build that I've been working on.  I plan on doing some gaming with it, mostly WoW, LoL, Elder Scrolls Online, and other random games I decide to get.  I wasn't sure if the motherboard I selected was good for the price or not and don't wish to put more money than I already have.  Any thoughts or input on anything I could upgrade or downgrade?  Thanks!

 

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#2 Alex&Vanko

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

Hallo DrGwiz and wellcome!

So no overclock.No SSD.No SLI.

The Z87 chipset is the most feature-rich chipset and is the only one to offer full CPU overclocking for supported (K-series) processors. This chipset can easily handle SLI/Crossfire configurations by allowing the 16 PCI-E lanes from the CPU to be divided into either a single x16 slot, dual x8 slots, or a single x8 plus two x4 slots.

H87 supports Rapid Storage Technology, Smart Response Technology (otherwise known as SSD Caching),
The B85 chipset is a good option for systems that need only basic functionality without the various features found in the other business chipsets.

Yes B85 Motherboard is enough.


Edited by Alex&Vanko, 05 May 2014 - 06:18 PM.


#3 DrGwiz

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:18 PM

Hallo DrGwiz and wellcome!

So no overclock.No SSD.No SLI.

The Z87 chipset is the most feature-rich chipset and is the only one to offer full CPU overclocking for supported (K-series) processors. This chipset can easily handle SLI/Crossfire configurations by allowing the 16 PCI-E lanes from the CPU to be divided into either a single x16 slot, dual x8 slots, or a single x8 plus two x4 slots.

H87 supports Rapid Storage Technology, Smart Response Technology (otherwise known as SSD Caching),
The B85 chipset is a good option for systems that need only basic functionality without the various features found in the other business chipsets.

Yes B85 is enough.

Awesome thankyou!  That helps me a ton with understanding everything as I didn't really know the difference between all of them and knew that the z87 you could overclock with which I don't really plan on doing.



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:25 PM

Buy this Motherboard - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h87g43

10$ above but with better Audio and Power Phase I think.


Edited by Alex&Vanko, 05 May 2014 - 06:28 PM.





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