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Board for i7 3770S & 204pin DDR3

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deez

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I ended up with an i7 3770S (socket 1155) and 16GB (2x8GB) 204pin DDR3 from a failed all in one and I would like to make a low cost HTPC for the basement with these parts. Does anyone have a suggestion for a low cost motherboard compatible with these parts?

So far its looking like my only low cost choices are ECS H61H2-TI (V1.0) or
B75H2-TI (V1.0A) but I don't have fond memories of ECS boards so I'm thinking of selling the RAM and getting a board that takes desktop memory. In that case does anyone have any low cost motherboard suggestions?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Do you have any other requirements?

Based on what you listed literally the cheapest 1155 boards would work.
I'd go peruse the classified section and see if there are any 1155 boards in there.
 

JLK03F150

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I did the same project last year using a Gigabyte GA-H77TN after my HP AIO mobo died. I did some looking around &, sadly, I can't find any out there anymore.

I was able to reuse the i5-3330s, 2x4GB SODIMM RAM, mini PCIe wifi, notebook-like PSU which plugs directly into the mobo, the 1TB HDD, keyboard & mouse.

I had to buy a 24" 1080p monitor with speakers, mITX case, CPU heatsink/fan, 3.5" external HDD housing, & a 240GB SSD.

My case choice was so small the 3.5" HDD wouldn't fit, so I put the SSD in the system & made a backup drive out of the original. I even used the original Win 8 key, which has since been upgraded to a clean Win 10 install. It is a nice little web box sitting on the kitchen counter. Yes, the wifi antenna is a little ghetto, but it works! :)

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deez

deez

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JLK03F150 yeah its been harder to find a board than I expected that takes this CPU and 204 pin RAM. Aside from the ECS boards I mentioned that I found on ebay for around $70 the only others are the Gigabyte, Zotac, Jetway, and an Intel branded board but all are either from questionable sources or $200. I also need to check into the power adapter. The original AIO unit is still functional as a 27" monitor so I'm not sure if I can pull the power supply or if its even removable.

It may be easier to just sell the 204 pin RAM and go with a board that takes desktop memory
 

LutaWicasa

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I've only had an ECS board back in the old BX days....I recall it as being solid/stable, just lacking in any ocing features :shrug:
But....as reasonable as ram prices are, I would probably go the desktop ram route. Certainly lots to chose from with any features you may desire ;)
 

Evilsizer

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yea sell the so-dimms would be my first thing to do. for boards well your in luck since you havent checked out newegg yet, if you dont mind openbox boards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6BM31J3971
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132504R
i was going off of the size board you posted but if you want smaller your going to pay a bit more. other wise i would suggest one of these two, i have had great luck with Asrock boards. they are starting to be my abit replacement, nothing wrong with asus. im just nervous after some posts about shady RMA service people have gotten.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157515
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157456

for a HTPC i dont thing your going to need 16gb but thats just me. here is my suggestion
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
or if you need 16gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226757
 
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deez

deez

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Thanks for the board suggestions Evilsizer I was actually looking at several of those last night. I also found a Shuttle system last night that appears to be compatible with my processor and memory. Its the XPC XH61V Does anyone have experience with these units? I haven't used one in nearly 10 years
 

Evilsizer

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nice! if the price is right for you i say go for it, no need to mess with selling old hw and getting new hw like the ram i mean. for that price i would try one out, though im not really a fan of slim odd dvd/bd drives, to loud i think compared to 5.25in units. though i have noticed newer discs in my computer db drive from samsung seems to run a bit lounder then normal not sure why. disc balance issue maybe?