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First build Motherboard help.

caderade

59 months ago

First build and I have a question about motherboard use. I am using an i5 4460 or 4570, either way no k. I don't want or need to overclock this build so I don't need a motherboard that supports overclocking. However I do need an optical audio out. I thought about doing an aftermarket sound card but the price difference was just worth it to get an msi z87 g45 board and not add the sound card. Anyone know of a locked motherboard that has a digital optical oudio out.

Here is what I have planned/purchased so far.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/caderade/saved/mJLdnQ

Thanks for any help.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Since the board you have on your list does have an optical out, I assume you are looking for a cheaper alternative, so less than $127.

Okay, well...all of teh beloe are under $100 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h97mpro4

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87m

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b85mgaming

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85killer

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyh97killer

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-g1sniperh6

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-g1sniperb5

Since you don't want to overclock look at some B85, H87 and H97 boards. Some of them even have the power rating and protections to do a mild overclock but without the price. I would look at the above and decide what strikes your fancy.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

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