Suggest motherboard for nvidia GTS450 & i3 4160 (gaming)

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)
 

Jad Chaar

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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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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.
alrite thnx ...I am moving 2wards h97 mostly
 
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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 ??
 

GeforcerFX

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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 ??
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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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