Why is this motherboard so cheap?

By Visirus
Sep 26, 2012
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,557   +2,900

    That would be the H61 chipset, they have less features than boards with H67, P67, or Z68 chipsets. One of the biggest differences is the single PCIe x16 card slot with only two other card slots. If the board has everything you would need, there is no reason why you wouldn't buy it.
  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    The H61 chipset doesn't support baseclock overclocking past the maximum turbo level. That is to say, the highest overclock you could achieve is 3.7GHz.
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  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    It's also a micro ATX board so there's not many expansion slots.

    The computer I built for my parents has that exact mobo, it's excellent value for an i3 or locked (I.e. non-K i5). But if you pair it with a K series processor you're not getting the maximum potential out of the CPU.

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