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Looking into getting a motherboard for a gaming htpc and I want to throw in bulldozer when its available. As cheap as possible with as many features thrown in.

Need at least
1 x pci-e x16
1 x pci-e x16-x1
1 x pci
usb 3.0 and sata 6Gb/s would be nice for future proofing.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128490

or this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131758
post #3 of 8
i say the gigabyte 880gma-usb3. it has a good layout for extras and all the features you listed. i'm trying to hold out alittle longer to see if any other matx's come out in the 9series chip sets. you might even want to check out the fm1 set ups.
Edited by toyz72 - 8/12/11 at 12:44pm
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Gigabyte looks nice. Wish the sata ports were on the sides though.

What CPU do you think I can throw in there on the cheap ? Something that wont bottleneck a 560 Ti. Willing to gamble on unlocking.
Edited by Somenamehere - 8/12/11 at 12:47pm
    
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post #5 of 8
i used the 555x2 to in my son's build. but prices are so low you could go with a 955x4. i still would go with the gigabyte 880g, i've built three pc's with it and all of them are still going strong. or this cpu.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103652
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post #6 of 8
Might want to wait.
It is likely there will be some good AM3+ mATX motherboards after the CPU is out. Biostar has had no announcement of AM3+ socket processor release.... but they before had the TA890GXE, probably one of the best AM3 mATX motherboards out there.
post #7 of 8
Yeah the mATX am3+ motherboards are lacking a bit right now
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Yeah, I'm eagerly awaiting a ~$70 MicroATX 900-series chipset board.
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