Intel i3 cheap mobo

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My current specs are

Pentium D 2.8 ghz
asus motherboard asus pk5pl-am
corsair 450vx psu
msi gtx 550ti gpu
2gb ram ddr2

To eliminate the bottleneck i am planning to go for Intel i3 2100.Kindly suggest a cheap mobo to suite my rig.
Thanks in advance

 

BIOSTAR H61MGC LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

was: $54.99 now$49.99 $39.99 after mail-in rebate


13-138-332-Z01

13-138-332-Z05
 
core i3 can fit into h61, h67, p67 and z68 motherboards. since core i3 doesn't oc, using them with p67 motherboards is kind of waste. h61 motherboards are usually the cheapest, then the h67 boards and at the high end, z68 motherboards. all chipsets support at least 1 gfx card. z68 boards let you use cfx/sli.
h61:
ASUS P8H61-M LX (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61
MSI H61M-E23 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H61ICAFE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
MSI PH61A-P35 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H61 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
h67:
ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
cheap z68:
ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
recommendations are based on price. look up the review of the motherboard you like. if you get an h61 or h67 motherboard, make sure it has b3 revision (fixes intel's sata 3 gb/s port degradation bug). make sure your chosen motherboard is available at your location.
 

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I am from south india(Chennai).Am looking for the cheapest mobo for i3
i am plannig to buy a mobo,4gb ram,i3 processor