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What mini itx motherboard would best suit me?

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Hey guys, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get a BitFenix prodigy to replace my giant Switch 810. I just want something smaller now.

But I don't really know much about the small form factor. I'm having trouble figuring out what are the good motherboards for mini itx, so I'm asking you guys for help.


What I need:
-just need one slot for graphics. Crossfire or sli does not matter.
-holds at least 16gb ram
-has at least 4 usb ports
-can overclock well


I think that is pretty much all I need. It would be for a 2500k.
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Asus Maximus Impact, should be out in a few weeks.
 
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post #3 of 7
@Op want to use his 2500K. This fits the bill and I hink is the best MiTX mobo that will work with your CPU. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131840
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I'm with Ghostrider on this recommendation. smile.gif
I've had great luck with the ASRock Z77E-itx and i5-2500k's.
Great combo!
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Originally Posted by Inglewood78 View Post

Asus Maximus Impact, should be out in a few weeks.
I'm thinking this is kinda overkill:p

I'll take a look at the other ones.
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post #7 of 7
The impact isn't compatible with your 2500k anyway. Heres a Review for 4 different Z77 Mitx Mobos.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mini-itx-z77-motherboard,3389.html
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