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[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]Hey everyone, my mom's old Win XP, 2 GB RAM, 2.8 GHz P4 HT office computer is pretty slow, so I'm thinking of getting her a new build.[/size][/font][/color]


[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]MC has an i3-3225 for $119.99, so I'm thinking of getting that since it's the cheapest processor with integrated graphics that qualifies for the processor+motherboard bundle discount.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]I plan on installing pairing this processor with a 64 GB SSD with Windows 7, an ODD, and 4 GB of RAM.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]This leads me to my next question.. which motherboard is better?[/size][/font][/color]

[url="http://www.microcenter.com/product/377387/GA-H61M-DS2_LGA_1155_H61_mATX_Intel_Motherboard"]http://www.microcenter.com/product/377387/GA-H61M-DS2_LGA_1155_H61_mATX_Intel_Motherboard[/url]
[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]^--39.99 after discount+rebates[/size][/font][/color]

[url="http://www.microcenter.com/product/388089/H61M-HVS_H61_1155_mATX_Intel_Motherboard"]http://www.microcenter.com/product/388089/H61M-HVS_H61_1155_mATX_Intel_Motherboard[/url]
[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]^--49.99 after discount+rebates[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#181818][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][size=3]I know both motherboards above don't have DVI inputs which is fine, her monitor is VGA only anyway. USB 3 isn't necessary, nor is overclocking potential; like I said, this is a low budget office build. I'm just not sure whether or not it's worth spending the extra $10 on the ASRock motherboard.[/size][/font][/color]

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The 3220 is $20 cheaper, you know.

I would get the Gigabyte out of the 2.

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