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I want to build a mini itx pc, but i want to use the AMD cpu specifically Socket AM3+, but can't seem to find any mother boards that support it, any suggestions?
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They do not make any... Sorry frown.gif
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You can't even get a decent mATX board for AM3+, let alone mITX. If you want the mITX form factor, Intel's your only option.
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Do they make any AM3s? if not. Should i get an FM2 board and one of the new AMD trinity CPU's or and intel board and
Intel Core i5 3470. Im just not really a big fan of intel products, but i would like to play games on the computer.
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Do they make any AM3s? if not. Should i get an FM2 board and one of the new AMD trinity CPU's or and intel board and
Intel Core i5 3470. Im just not really a big fan of intel products, but i would like to play games on the computer.

No AM3 (non-plus) mITX boards either.

All of AMD's FM2 APUs are dual-module/quad-core chips that are roughly comparable with an i3-3220 in terms of CPU performance (albeit with better integrated graphics than the i3).

Even though you're not a big Intel fan, for gaming you would be best-served getting an i5-3470 + a discrete GPU (Radeon 7850 2GB or GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB at minimum for 1080p gaming) + an mITX board like Gigabyte's GA-H77N-WIFI.
Edited by svenge - 5/31/13 at 5:59pm
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No AM3 (non-plus) mITX boards either.

All of AMD's FM2 APUs are dual-module/quad-core chips that are roughly comparable with an i3-3220 in terms of CPU performance (albeit with better integrated graphics than the i3).

Even though you're not a big Intel fan, for gaming you would be best-served getting an i5-3470 + a discrete GPU (Radeon 7850 2GB or GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB at minimum for 1080p gaming) + an mITX board like Gigabyte's GA-H77N-WIFI.
yah that what i thought im going to have to do. What do you think of this: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157312
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130911
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115234
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The Z77 chipset on that Z77E-ITX is unnecessary (and adds cost) as compared to the H77 chipset when you're using a non-overclockable 3470, but the free 8GB stick of RAM more than makes up for it. No problems there.

I believe that NCIX is selling the 3470 for less currently.

As for the video card, your instincts were almost perfect. A blower-type GTX 660 like the one you linked is ideal for an mITX build since it vents all its exhaust out the rear bracket, but the 3GB model adds cost without any tangible benefit (as a single 660 will run out of processing power before it gets to that 3rd GB of VRAM, and obviously SLI is impossible in an mITX build).

However, I did find the blower-type EVGA GTX 660 Superclocked 2GB for $209 at NCIX, which is a better deal in your case.

EDIT: Fixed to reflect Canadian pricing. Best deals found via PCPartPicker Canada.
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Making the build in this case if interested http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76993
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Making the build in this case if interested http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=76993

The Prodigy does make for a very nice mITX case, if not the smallest in its class. Not a big fan of the orange, but that's hardly my business now is it? wink.gif
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The Prodigy does make for a very nice mITX case, if not the smallest in its class. Not a big fan of the orange, but that's hardly my business now is it? wink.gif
Im debating between the orange and the red one
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