I can not seem to find a motherboard that is compatible with all my parts without going over $80. Here are my parts:

  • Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked Video Card

I need a motherboard that supports the following:

  • At least two sata 6/gbs connectors
  • Support for ddr3 memory
  • Socket 1155
  • usb 3.0 front headers would also be preferred.
  • Micro ATX Form Factor

If you know a motherboard that would work for me any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • That's an old CPU you have selected there (Sandy Bridge, 2011)
    – SEJPM
    Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 14:43
  • @SEJPM do you think you could recommend a processor?
    – Austin
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 1:35
  • You can't change the processor without invalidating answers, but as this is the lowest-end i5 from the Sandy Bridge series, something like the i5-6400, 6500 or maybe the i5-4440 should be the direct successors (always depends on the price though)
    – SEJPM
    Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 11:34

2 Answers 2


That's a tall order for a CPU from 2011. The Supermicro Motherboard MBD-C7Q67-O looks like it should fit the bill, however. The only caveat is the front USB 3.0 headers (I took it as "you would like to have" rather than "required"), but those can be easily added with an add on card.

The full specifications can be found here. As for the price, Newegg and Amazon both have it for more the $200, while you can get it for under $50 used/refurbished on eBay


This Intel DH77SL-50K ought to do it. Does everything you ask for and costs $50 on Ebay. Work for you?

  • i forgot to mention i have a micro atx sized case
    – Austin
    Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 1:44

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