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Building my first ever computer, and I managed to get a real nice mATX case. Since most of the motherboards that are recommended are ATX ones, what would be a good choice for mATX?

Spec list of sorts:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AouVMf4M8yDpdDVCVlcwSUQzTTJBR1dZVkczNVBhZ2c&hl=en_US#gid=0
Edited by thecharrr - 11/14/11 at 7:03pm
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Maximus Gene Z
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thecharrr View Post

Building my first ever computer, and I managed to get a real nice mATX case. Since most of the motherboards that are recommended are ATX ones, what would be a good choice for mATX?

Will you be using a single GPU or dual GPUs?
Edited by drBlahMan - 11/14/11 at 7:03pm
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Oops redface.gif I keep doing this double post..Aargh!
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

Will you be using a single GPU or dual GPUs?

Single GPU
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My p8p67-m pro runs at 4.6ghz 2500k at less than 1.4 volts.
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post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drBlahMan View Post

recommendations
Thanks, the Maximus Gene is overkill for the kind of build I am doing.
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB Corsair Force Series GT 90 GB some cheap thing I salvaged off a Dell COOLER MASTER Hyper N  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Rosewill RFA-120-K 120mm case fan Nzxt FN-200RB ~190mm case fan Windows 7 Professional AOC 2216Vw 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HANNspree SL231DPB IBM Model M (late 1991/1992) Rosewill HIVE Series 550W NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB Corsair Force Series GT 90 GB some cheap thing I salvaged off a Dell COOLER MASTER Hyper N  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Rosewill RFA-120-K 120mm case fan Nzxt FN-200RB ~190mm case fan Windows 7 Professional AOC 2216Vw 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HANNspree SL231DPB IBM Model M (late 1991/1992) Rosewill HIVE Series 550W NZXT Crafted Series Vulcan 
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecharrr View Post

Thanks, the Maximus Gene is overkill for the kind of build I am doing.

I would not say it's overkill but if you're strictly a single GPU user, you do not need the Gene-Z smile.gif
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LG 34UM68  Logitech G Pro EVGA 650 GS Fractal Design Nano S 
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post #10 of 10
i really liked the asrock pro3-m..enough to buy another one after i killed the 1st..good for light overclocking :thumb.gif:
 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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