Motherboard for Intel i3 2105 CPU

By Hal24
Dec 19, 2011
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  1. Hello friends,

    What is a suitable motherboard for the above processor in a budget build? I would be using the on board HD 3000 graphics to start with.

    Thanks for any input.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,558

    Do you wish for a board that supports SATA 3.0 or USB 3.0?
    Do you wish for a DVI port or is VGA (D-Sub) port enough for your needs?
    Do you require an IDE drive connection or will SATA be all you need? (boards with IDE support seem to be expensive)
    Will you be needing Micro-ATX or ATX form factor?

    The P67 chipset does not support on-board graphics.

    For on-board graphics, H61, H67 or Z68 chipsets are what you should look for. Since you are looking for a budget board, you will probably want to go with the H61 chipset.

    Please don't ask us to pick out a board. All we can do is help guide you in the direction you want to go. We can give a few suggestions but ultimately you must be the one to choose.
  3. Hal24

    Hal24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Clifford, thanks for your guidance.

    SATA 3 and USB3 would be nice but are not a must.

    DVI or VGA (D-Sub) is o.k. I can run either one to my monitor.(1440x900)

    SATA interface is o.k.

    ATX or microATX will work.

    I have had good luck years ago with ASUS and Gigabyte hardware. I am sure there are other good ones now.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,558

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