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Looking to go smaller, need help picking a decent FM2+ mobo.

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I am currently using my sigrig but with a 6950 now (gotta update it). But I'm just not into the size, and sound of my current rig. I used to go for high Oc and didn't care about the loud fans as I gamed with headset most of the time. But now I have a kid and don't game much, barely get to even browse and use my PC mainly as an HTPC in the living room. And for that, I want to go smaller and quieter.

So I was thinking of going FM2+ either in mITX or mATX form factor. But I haven't really been keeping up on things for a while and have very limited time so I figured I'd enlist some help in finding a decent mobo. Looking to keep the budget as low as I can while still getting a quality board. I don't have any crazy needs, just a solid board that can handle a half decent OC. Single GPU with no other addin cards at present though I might add a wireless card to clear up some of the cable clutter.

Currently I keep my PC in the dining room around the corner and run a 50ft HDMI and 50ft usb with hub to use it as an HTPC and I can STILL hear those fans. I'm gonna start tearing them out and dropping my OC but I want to go smaller, much smaller for a new build. I'd stick with AM3+ but I kinda want to move on, maybe let me finally use my ram at better speeds.

Looking at switching to FM2+ but feel free to post a decent AM3+ if its a good deal. Max budget is $120 as its kinda going to be a sidegrade and dont wanna spend too much. Used is perfectly fine cause it saves me money. I'm also in Canada! So keep that in mind please. Last time I posted about GPU's people kept trying to sell me GPU's at my max price CDN but quoted me price in USD without shipping... so those offers were significantly over my budget.

Thanks!
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For the ITX FM2 I´d go for the Asrock
The gigabyte and MSI are clones I think , I´m running the Gigabyte , nice board but tight ,fitting the heatsink is a pita with the GPU and the RAM positioning. I still have´nt got the blutooth working . redface.gif

This is a decent price, even if you don´t get the mail in it´s still in your budget. It needs some Fet sinks , but nice board.
http://www.vuugo.com/computer-hardware/computer-parts/motherboard/asrock-motherboards-FM2A78M-ITXplus.html
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Silverstone grandia Loves to be touched  
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