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And why is there only like 4 of them? They're all around 99$.

I got a spare a4 4020 and i want to make a small livingroom box for my parents, but this is a bit much.
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this is the one i use for my 2 boxes

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Dual-Link-D-Sub-Motherboard-GA-F2A78M-HD2/dp/B00J2LIGBS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421228727&sr=8-1&keywords=fm2+matx
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That's mATX and won't fit in some SFF HTPC cases like M350.
 
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That is not expensive. Other ITX mobo price upto $200
    
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That's mATX and won't fit in some SFF HTPC cases like M350.

sorry, getting late, misread. 100 sounds decent for ITX (though i never could justify for it)
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That would be awesome if it were mITX. It's mATX, though, unfortunately.
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That is not expensive. Other ITX mobo price upto $200

There are socket 1150 mITX boards for around half the price so i don't see why the FM2 ones have to be so steep in price.
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'Cause there is more demand for 1150 mITX and not really FM2. Why ITX though? Do you already have the case? Cause if not you could just go mATX..
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Originally Posted by Sp33d Junki3 View Post

That is not expensive. Other ITX mobo price upto $200

What? AM1 mitx = $30 H81/B85/H97 mITX = $60-$90 Z97 mITX = $110

Where exactly are you getting $200 from? And don't say X99... every board is $200+ there.
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'Cause there is more demand for 1150 mITX and not really FM2. Why ITX though? Do you already have the case? Cause if not you could just go mATX..

Probably because he wants to vesa mount the box to their TV or store it in a small entertainment center cubbie. Also mATX cases often times don't even save that much space compared to ATX.
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What? AM1 mitx = $30 H81/B85/H97 mITX = $60-$90 Z97 mITX = $110

Where exactly are you getting $200 from? And don't say X99... every board is $200+ there.
AM1 does not count and there is no X99 itx.
MSI Z97I Gaming AC $200
H81 is $80-95
B85 $75-115
H97 $90-160
Also that will vary on what features are included in the board.
    
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