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Hello I have a question.

So recently Im thinking about getting an Intel Core i3-8100 Coffee Lake 3.6 GHz S1151 CPU w/Heatsink or a Intel Core i5-8400 Coffee Lake 2.8GHz S1151 CPU. Will both of them fit on my motherboard which is H81M-A or just 1 or none?
 
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Neither.
H81 is socket 1150, for Haswell era (4th Gen/4th Gen Refresh) CPUs,... 2013-14 era.

Both the i3-8100 and i5-8400 need 300 series chipsets* on socket LGA 1151
*H310, H370, B360, B365 or Z370
Ah. Are there any good GPUs that can handle the motherboard H81M-A?
 

Barty1884

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Ah. Are there any good GPUs that can handle the motherboard H81M-A?
GPU's are not really motherboard-dependent. What will matter more is the CPU you're planning on using - along with the PSU you have. .
On H81, you could have anything from a Pentium G3250 through to an i7-4770(k).
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/42174/haswell.html

If you have an i5 or i7 of the era, I would be comfortable pairing with something up to 1660 or 1660TI territory.
If you have a lower-end chip (i3), then perhaps a 1050TI would be a good card to look at.

Eh, Barty! Will you stop answering my threads 30 seconds before I do!!!;):D
No. Get faster :p :ROFLMAO:
 
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GPU's are not really motherboard-dependent. What will matter more is the CPU you're planning on using - along with the PSU you have. .
On H81, you could have anything from a Pentium G3250 through to an i7-4770(k).
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/42174/haswell.html

If you have an i5 or i7 of the era, I would be comfortable pairing with something up to 1660 or 1660TI territory.
If you have a lower-end chip (i3), then perhaps a 1050TI would be a good card to look at.



No. Get faster :p:ROFLMAO:
Im actually planning to get a 1050 StormX 2GB and someone said it to me it works
 
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GPU's are not really motherboard-dependent. What will matter more is the CPU you're planning on using - along with the PSU you have. .
On H81, you could have anything from a Pentium G3250 through to an i7-4770(k).
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/codename/42174/haswell.html

If you have an i5 or i7 of the era, I would be comfortable pairing with something up to 1660 or 1660TI territory.
If you have a lower-end chip (i3), then perhaps a 1050TI would be a good card to look at.



No. Get faster :p:ROFLMAO:
Wait, I was actually meant to say CPU woops!
 

Vitric9

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Right. What they said. Neither. But the options are not limited. Performance difference with Haswell Pentium Dual Core with an i3 4130/4150 are significant in a good many titles (games).

Note: Pentium G3258 overclocked to 4.2 to 4.5 GHz would be alright.
 

Barty1884

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Note: Pentium G3258 overclocked to 4.2 to 4.5 GHz would be alright.
Not likely to be overclocking on that H81 board though (although some non-Z boards allowed it) - and the G3258 is a strict dual-core, as is the G3220 so, while it's a step up.... It's not much of a step up.
An i3 would a bit of a step up with HT, but I'd try to find an i7-4770 if possible (locked variant, non-K). You frequently see old Lenovo's etc sporting them being sold pretty cheap.... Or, at least, an i5-4440/4460.
 

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