What budget motherboard

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Posted 29th Nov
Hi all,

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

I've bought some Corsair 3000mhz DDR4 from Amazon and am looking to get an i3-9100F, as it seems fast enough and I use a dedicated graphics card anyway.

I'm looking for a decent budget motherboard to go with these, I've been looking at an Asus PRIME H310M-R R2.0 Intel H310 Micro-ATX Motherboard.

Not sure if the board has the XMP, but I'm pretty sure the RAM will work fine at 2600mhz if not.

As I've already bought the memory, are the CPU and board I am looking at okay? The board is £48 and the i3 is £75. I'm not looking to spend much more.

Cheers.

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Ryzen 5 1500X & Gigabyte B450 AORUS M


£75 for the cpu & £75 -20% for the like new option mb from amazon warehouse.


Although personally i prefer the msi tomahawk max but that's around £90 and full atx.
Edited by: "m1keyp1key" 29th Nov
m1keyp1key29/11/2019 22:05

Ryzen 5 1500X & Gigabyte B450 AORUS M£75 for the cpu & £75 -20% for the l …Ryzen 5 1500X & Gigabyte B450 AORUS M£75 for the cpu & £75 -20% for the like new option mb from amazon warehouse.Although personally i prefer the msi tomahawk max but that's around £90 and full atx.


Thanks, but I stick with intel since I had a K6 233 which was pretty crashy. Ages ago, but didn't have trouble before or after with intel.
kencol29/11/2019 22:10

Thanks, but I stick with intel since I had a K6 233 which was pretty …Thanks, but I stick with intel since I had a K6 233 which was pretty crashy. Ages ago, but didn't have trouble before or after with intel.



Up to you, but you're letting a past experience dictate your choice.

You're building on a budget and am4 offers great value and choice.
m1keyp1key29/11/2019 22:15

Up to you, but you're letting a past experience dictate your choice. …Up to you, but you're letting a past experience dictate your choice. You're building on a budget and am4 offers great value and choice.


The i3-9100f is a decent upgrade from what I have, and it's cheap enough.

Interesting that the chips are similar in price, and though the Ryzen was released 2 years earlier, it's about 20% faster (and at a lower clock speed).
lol late 90s K6, great chip but back in those days you really needed to know how to build, not the lego kits of today.
maddogb29/11/2019 22:31

lol late 90s K6, great chip but back in those days you really needed to …lol late 90s K6, great chip but back in those days you really needed to know how to build, not the lego kits of today.


The boards used to come with a jumper setting sheet, or in the manual if you were lucky. I once bought a Cyrix which was meant to be compatible with the board, but there were no jumper settings for that chip, so just had to test a few settings to see which crashed less.
kencol29/11/2019 22:34

The boards used to come with a jumper setting sheet, or in the manual if …The boards used to come with a jumper setting sheet, or in the manual if you were lucky. I once bought a Cyrix which was meant to be compatible with the board, but there were no jumper settings for that chip, so just had to test a few settings to see which crashed less.



yeah bought the tshirt lol, the cyrix chips were a bit earlier than the K6s tho, i still have some i came across the other day sat in a draw lol
maddogb29/11/2019 22:46

yeah bought the tshirt lol, the cyrix chips were a bit earlier than the …yeah bought the tshirt lol, the cyrix chips were a bit earlier than the K6s tho, i still have some i came across the other day sat in a draw lol


Yeah, I had the Cyrix earlier than the K6 (386 sx16, Cyrix 486 (maybe DX50), 486 DX4-120, Pentium 133, K6 233, P3-800, P4-1.3GZ, forgot a few....Core2Quad, I5-2500...various 3rd and 4th gen i5 laptop.

The 386 sx16 (which I paid £300 for second hand) had an 80mb HD and 4mb of ram, I put another 4mb and a 120mb HD in...upgraded the 512k Cirrus Logic to a Tseng Labs 1mb vga card...absolute cack these days.
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