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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..

mATX is too large. As i said, i want it to be a small media center pc in the living room for my parents.
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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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157451

not exactly "$80-95".

As for features, it just needs to hold one RAM stick, an A4-4020 and have HDMI out, and even that's optional since DVI can be converted to HDMI passively.
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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.

Your prices are all wrong and I suggest you go look at pcpartpicker. Also that Z97 board isn't the only ITX Z97 board in existence.

And yeah I realize there is no X99 itx, I made that post at 4 AM so wasn't thinking on that.
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Your prices are all wrong and I suggest you go look at pcpartpicker. Also that Z97 board isn't the only ITX Z97 board in existence.

And yeah I realize there is no X99 itx, I made that post at 4 AM so wasn't thinking on that.
My prices are correct. Where you are they might not be.
Enough of that.

There is quiet a few HTPC cases that would support matx mobo. Maybe that is a good way to.
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OP's already got an A4-4020 and is just trying to put it to good use. IIRC from another thread, he bought the A4 because he bought a Kaveri and his board didn't have proper BIOS support, so he had to buy a cheap Richland to flash the BIOS to support Kaveri. And unfortunately, most mini-ITX boards for AMD are AM1 and can't use that chip.

Here's a link to a refurbished FM2 board for $39.99 if you want to take the chance: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00A2VJIQE/ref=dp_olp_refurbished_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished
     
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My prices are correct. Where you are they might not be.
Enough of that.

There is quiet a few HTPC cases that would support matx mobo. Maybe that is a good way to.
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Oh wow, i didn't even know they made mATX cases in HTPC form. Thanks for the info.
While i would and still do prefer an mITX setup to make it as unobtrusive as possible, i can't say that the mATX isn't more convenient with more drive cages and proper PSU support.
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OP's already got an A4-4020 and is just trying to put it to good use. IIRC from another thread, he bought the A4 because he bought a Kaveri and his board didn't have proper BIOS support, so he had to buy a cheap Richland to flash the BIOS to support Kaveri. And unfortunately, most mini-ITX boards for AMD are AM1 and can't use that chip.

Here's a link to a refurbished FM2 board for $39.99 if you want to take the chance: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00A2VJIQE/ref=dp_olp_refurbished_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished

You are correct, that's the only other thread i posted in, actually. Heh.

Thanks for the link but shipping to Croatia would cost me more than a brand new one here, or at least a similar enough price to make it not worthwhile to bother with the complication of warranty and the fact that it's refurbished.
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