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Well, I'm currently putting together an mATX build designed for later crossfiring and am torn between different CPU sockets. On 1156, you have the Asus Maximus Gene III, on AM3 you have the MSI 890GXM-G65, but what with Sandy Bridge coming out, I thought that maybe I'd find another option here for one?


Having looked through all of the 1155 motherboards I can find, does anyone know of one, or know of one being due out soon? If not, I'll probably go back to my AMD build...
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there's 2 that are due out from asus and gigabyte, you wont be able to overclock on them though

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...l_h67_review/1

superbiiz has the gigabyte board listed for $129 shipped w/ coupon code hello2011
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?...TX-Motherboard
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All of the mATX 1155 boards will be H67 based for the foreseeable future. That means no overclocking sadly.
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Thanks for the replies and that's largely what I expected. I suppose that that means no P67 mATX boards? Or any with lane splitters or additional PCIe controllers?
Edited by Korlus - 1/8/11 at 9:42am
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Give it some time, high-end mATX boards are a fairly small niche market (no pun intended), but hopefully they'll grow a bit more.
ASUS, EVGA and Gigabyte had some pretty good offerings for 1156/1366 mATX (ROG series being my favorite obviously hehe), again just need to wait a bit and see.
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Originally Posted by Korlus View Post
Well, I'm currently putting together an mATX build designed for later crossfiring and am torn between different CPU sockets. On 1156, you have the Asus Maximus Gene III, on AM3 you have the MSI 890GXM-G65, but what with Sandy Bridge coming out, I thought that maybe I'd find another option here for one?


Having looked through all of the 1155 motherboards I can find, does anyone know of one, or know of one being due out soon? If not, I'll probably go back to my AMD build...
Here ya go

ASUS P8P67-M Pro

I love the fact that the configuration can be x16/x1 or x8/x8, meaning you can put a PCI-E x1 card into the second slot and it won't throttle the speed.

It does have a lack of phases though. If you want to OC around 4ghz, don't care about UEFI, USB3 and SATA3, I'd go with the Maximus III GENE. Sandy Bridge isn't a huge improvement over 1156.

Unless you wanna go back to AMD, then obviously you know what to get Just the Maximus III GENE and an i5/i7 or Xeon X3440 would be a mATX powerhouse when overclocked.
Edited by Kvjavs - 1/8/11 at 12:21pm
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Here ya go

ASUS P8P67-M Pro

I love the fact that the configuration can be x16/x1 or x8/x8, meaning you can put a PCI-E x1 card into the second slot and it won't throttle the speed.

It does have a lack of phases though. If you want to OC around 4ghz, don't care about UEFI, USB3 and SATA3, I'd go with the Maximus III GENE. Sandy Bridge isn't a huge improvement over 1156.

Unless you wanna go back to AMD, then obviously you know what to get Just the Maximus III GENE and an i5/i7 or Xeon X3440 would be a mATX powerhouse when overclocked.
This board should still OC to 4.6 and 1156 wont come remotely close to SB
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This board should still OC to 4.6 and 1156 wont come remotely close to SB
Yeah, just google sandy bridge overclock. The difference is pretty big. Hell, just click the link.

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overc...tml#post110904

I'm considering a sandy bridge upgrade, prob i5 2500k, and hoping to hit 5ghz on air!
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