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I'm looking for a mATX motherboard to run a q6600 and 4gb of ram, and I'm not having much luck searching myself. I'm think about the MSI G33M-FI. Has anyone heard anything positive or negative about this?

If anything, please give me some board recommendations. Overclocking capabilities is a plus, but not necessary
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post #2 of 22
I am also interested in a mATX, socket 775 that can overclock a Q6600 well. I'll keep my eye on this thread.

I've done some slight searching, but like you said, not much info. Also the one's I find, I am not sure how good the boards actually are. Lets hope someone can give some incite.
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post #3 of 22
i have used this board before with some moderate success with a e6600 a while back im sure someone else can give you some better opinions

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128085
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So far I've been reading this is a great board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131187

Everything looks good, but I am looked and it does not support RAID. I would like to keep my RAID0 setup. More searching...
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post #5 of 22
Don't know about this board's OCing ability, but I was recommended this board by another OCN member.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128079
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post #6 of 22
Also found this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131187

Note all solid state capacitors. Also the Sata ports are not directly behind the PCIE slot, makes it easier to use.

Quote:
Don't know about this board's OCing ability, but I was recommended this board by another OCN member.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128079
Good board, also has RAID 0/1. Good find.
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I'm looking for a higher quality board. Solid state capacitors, RAID0 are a must. Anyone know

Though that board is on the list! Good find!
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post #9 of 22
I think I'm going to settle on the ASUS P5E-VM HDMI it seems to be a very well balance mATX board. I have read the overclocking options are decent enough, and the placement of the board and design is good for such a small mb.

With raid0, decent onboard sound, and 8gb maximum it fits perfectly. I have read the NB heatsink gets rather hot when overclocking, but that is nothing a fan can't fix.

Anyone have other suggestions of proven good mATX overclocking motherboards? Thanks!
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