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What Motherboard Should I Buy?

Hey. Looking for a good motherboard for 50 dollars or less (50 is max no more). I have an intel i3-4170, a gtx 550 ti, and 8 gigs of ram. trying to play games like Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, CS:GO, and Rocket League. Please make sure the case can fit it. Dimensions of case is at the bottom of this link along with everything else besides pcu (got a new one): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0AJ3T24619&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-Desktop+PC-_-9SIA0AJ3T24619&gclid=CjwKCAjwxo3OBRBpEiwAS7X62aoEOQLn3Mw6K1EzKQ6s-hA8KIeMpw6RlTza-X_ND-HeFwloCntWbxoC90IQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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  1. ddr3 or ddr4?
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  2. This is the only MB I can find that is <$50, but you will need an old cpu to update the BIOS to support I3-4170...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($42.38 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $179.27
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-21 20:13 EDT-0400
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  3. vapour said:
    This is the only MB I can find that is <$50, but you will need an old cpu to update the BIOS to support I3-4170...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($42.38 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $179.27
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-21 20:13 EDT-0400

    Thats the only cpu i have. Anything else? ;(
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  4. vapour said:
    ddr3 or ddr4?


    GDDR5
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  5. 8gb ddr3, right? I think you may be able to get a used MB instead. Let me do some search.
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  6. Best answer
    This is the cheapest new one that does not need bios update:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - P9D-I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $209.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-21 20:59 EDT-0400

    Plenty used on ebay for <$50, but you need some luck.
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  7. vapour said:
    This is the cheapest new one that does not need bios update:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - P9D-I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $209.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-21 20:59 EDT-0400

    Plenty used on ebay for <$50, but you need some luck.


    ya think this would be able to run the games i listed?
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  8. vapour said:
    This is the cheapest new one that does not need bios update:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($136.89 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus - P9D-I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $209.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-21 20:59 EDT-0400

    Plenty used on ebay for <$50, but you need some luck.

    also, i read that most of the bios for motherboards are already up to date and that its rare that you need to update it. is this true?
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  9. 1080p med-high should be fine, overwatch is little demanding :)
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  10. vapour said:
    8gb ddr3, right? I think you may be able to get a used MB instead. Let me do some search.


    it's GDDR5
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  11. vapour said:
    1080p med-high should be fine, overwatch is little demanding :)


    i don't care about it being used tbh could u find me a non update used one?
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