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Suggest motherboard for nvidia GTS450 & i3 4160 (gaming)

By SUMEDH desai
Dec 27, 2014
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  1. Wanted a gaming config ...
    I have GCARD > NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS 450 (ASUS)
    I NEED a good motherboard for gaming with intel core i3 4160.... 3.6ghz ,lga1150
    my options are :
    gigabyte/asus
    B85 M D3H (or other b85 variants)
    H87 M D3H (or other h87 variants)
    H97
    H81

    all above are compatible but its really difficult 2 choose as the differences
    even among same chipsets are too close(eg there are variants under same
    h87)

    all the above boards r in my budget!

    games downloaded:
    watch dogs ,cod(adv warfare,ghosts),max payne 3,MOH (warfighter),FAR CRY 4,ASSASINS CREED UNITY,Crysis 3 ,Dead Rising 3 ,Dead Space 3 ,GTA,LA Noire,Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,Need for Speed Rivals ETC ETC (thank god PIRATE BAY is up agn from COSTA rica)
     
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I would go for either the H87 or H97. It is really your choice in the end but all of the ones listed are good. ASUS, Gigabyte, and Asrock are all good board manufacturers.
     
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  3. SUMEDH desai

    SUMEDH desai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    alrite thnx ...I am moving 2wards h97 mostly
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Yeah the i3 you chose is a pretty good CPU for the money and a B series motherboard may not fully exploit its capabilities. Be sure to get 1600MHz RAM BTW
     
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  5. SUMEDH desai

    SUMEDH desai TS Rookie Topic Starter


    ok sure then ...thnx a lot!!
     
  6. SUMEDH desai

    SUMEDH desai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK seriously last time m askin

    most prob I ll stretch to H97 mD3H BUT IF

    I go for GIGABYTE GA-H81M-Gaming 3 OR GA-H81M-D3H instead oF H97 ...... would it make a difference in gaming considering


    1) No need for over clocking ,no extra ports,M2 etc
    2) just need 4th gen processor n NVIDIA gts 450 support (I will upgrade soon ) ,8gb ddr3 ram

    FOR ONLY 1 YEAR OF GAMING

    all the stuff in pt2(above) is covered by H81 M

    SO ??
     
  7. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    Between a H97 and H81 you will lose 4 sata 6 ports unless the board maker has added a 3rd party controller (doubtful) and you will go from 8 PCIe to 6 PCIe support. Also losing some USB 3.0 ports as well. As far as gaming performance wise you won't notice any difference but if you choose in a year to just upgrade your GPU and grab a haswell i5, i7k processor going with the H97 board now will give you more features for those higher end parts especially in the OCing department.
     
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  8. SUMEDH desai

    SUMEDH desai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okk thnx for the inputs !!
     
  9. SUMEDH desai

    SUMEDH desai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Aight ty guys..... I purchased a

    GIGABYTE H97 M D3H
    INTEL i3 4150
    G SKILL ddr3 4gb ram
    with my gts 450 .................works just fine

    now installed nfs hp 2010 n mw 2012
    old but still good games

    works just fine
     

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