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first let me start off and say hi to everyone im new here, i am doing my first budget pc built and my friend told me about this website. i have been pulling my hair out here i cant pick out a mobo out of these four

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ock%20880GM-LE

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138300

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131672

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138283

if anyone knows a mobo thats 70 dollors or less. i am plan on buy a mobo tonight also i will be buying a Phenom II X4 955 BE. any insight or advice would be great
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Is this a small form factor build (micro ATX) or do you even know what that is? Also, are you willing to buy an Open Box model to save money?
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im not trying to go all pro and no im not willing to buy an open item due to the fact im scared that the item might be damaged and i would have spend money on sending it back

unless it was lets say a 130 board selling for 70 as a open item then i might take the risk
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im not trying to go all pro and no im not willing to buy an open item due to the fact im scared that the item might be damaged and i would have spend money on sending it back

unless it was lets say a 130 board selling for 70 as a open item then i might take the risk
You never stated if you're needing a small form factor or not. Can you fit an ATX motherboard inside your case?
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You never stated if you're needing a small form factor or not. Can you fit an ATX motherboard inside your case?
yes, what did u have in mind
Edited by jay2nice - 8/3/11 at 9:22pm
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Take a look at this ATX motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138318
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post #7 of 11
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what did you have in mind for a open box? i know this is a noob question but what is the difference between a micro atx and a atx
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... i know this is a noob question but what is the difference between a micro atx and a atx
The main difference is one is a smaller form factor. Meaning they both have the international ATX standard, just one is smaller, hence the 'micro'. So having said that, mATX generally have less PCI slots and some have less DIMM slots. An ATX mobo will NOT fit into a micro-ATX case, whereas a micro-ATX mobo WILL fit into an ATX case.
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The main difference is one is a smaller form factor. Meaning they both have the international ATX standard, just one is smaller, hence the 'micro'. So having said that, mATX generally have less PCI slots and some have less DIMM slots. An ATX mobo will NOT fit into a micro-ATX case, whereas a micro-ATX mobo WILL fit into an ATX case.
any difference as far as in power or performance besides the fact of ram or dual video cards
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any difference as far as in power or performance besides the fact of ram or dual video cards
Not at all, again it's merely to save space.

To give you an example, here's a extremely powerful mATX motherboard for Intel
ASUS Rampage III Gene

But to save space it has less card slots.
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