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Does the MSI 970 gaming motherboard support Intel Core i3 7100 processor and Zotac GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics card?

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If your're asking about this board

us.msi.com/.../970-GAMING.html

NO -- that's an AMD mainbaord -- requires an AMD CPU, not Intel.

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Then which motherboard will support these two hardware? It must be a good one.

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The Core i3 is a low-end CPU - though it'll run on any Kaby Lake mainboard you want, putting that on a gaming board is a bit like transplanting a Hyundai Accent's engine into a Porsche.

If you're looking for a high-performance/cost ratio, hold on until April 11.  AMD's Ryzen 5 CPU is about to be released, and it'll shake up the mid-range (you'll be able to buy upper-mid range CPU for i3 dollars).

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Will the AMD Ryzen 5 CPU support the intel core i3 7100?

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No.  AMD is a competitor to Intel - the CPUs are different.

You've posted in so many places it's not clear what you're looking to do.  If you are looking to build a system to replace your Inspiron 620s for gaming purposes, guidelines:

CPU should be no lower than an Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 5.

RAM minimum 8 G

As much video card as you can afford - mid-range ones start in the $150-200 range

Mainboard as you wish - as long as it supports your CPU and intended use.

Case and power supply as you need for the board you buy.

Figure on spending about $600-700 for an AMD system configured for gaming, or $750-900 for Intel at the level you're looking for.

An i3 CPU is fine for office work but won't support even moderate gaming.  

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