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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
Gigabyte has some mATX boards but the ASUS one has some nice features to it that I enjoy. The PCI-E slots on the ASUS rock. It can operate as x16/x0, x16/x1, or x8/x8. I like that because you can use the second lane for a PCI-E x1 card. And of course the last PCI-E slot is x4.

Unfortunately it doesn't have enough phases for my liking, and I hear it lacks any real OC features that are worth it.

I'm sure the Maximus IV GENE will be the best mATX board when it comes out, if it comes out.





Great choice for expandability and airflow. I'd pick this over the Mini P180 any day.
All the gigabyte matx boards are H67 I believe, the best one right now is the P8P67-m Pro. Hopefully we will see a couple more matx boards soon.
 
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post #12 of 33
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That was the original plan but I don't like any of the micro atx boards available at the moment. But hey prove me wrong that's why i like posting these threads for peoples input, knowledge and experience.


My budget is $800-1100


Which 6950 do I purchase to unlock them?
Check this Board out. I dont think Maximus lll Gene has too many advantages over it. Also i believe P8P67-M PRO has new ASUS EFI BIOS which i personally like a lot. That board is available here IMO for a very nice price
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post #13 of 33
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Check this Board out. I dont think Maximus lll Gene has too many advantages over it. Also i believe P8P67-M PRO has new ASUS EFI BIOS which i personally like a lot. That board is available here IMO for a very nice price
Thats the same place I got mine, they actually shipped it the same day too. It should be here by mid-week hopefully.
 
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post #14 of 33
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The Mini P180 is hardly mATX. It's about as big as some Mid Tower ATX cases. If you want a real mATX case you should check out the Elite 341, or some Silver Stone cases.

And you do realize the Rampage III GENE is a 1366 socket, right? You want the Maximus III GENE.
Ah I always mix up the names on the rampage and Maximus i just call them all rampage, I swear I have the right one in my wish list! As far as the case I really like the Clean look but will check out these others.
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You're willing to waste spend money on an SSD and a VelociRaptor yet you won't prioritize a good CPU?
I was only going to get the raptor if it was still $100. And the CPU is good enough.


Well im getting the feeling I should just go with the 2300k 1155 socket CPU and just grab the cheapest micro atx board and wait for others to be released.
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Well considering a 2500k and the P8P67-M Pro is almost the exact same price it would be foolish to invest in the 1156 socket.
 
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Well considering a 2500k and the P8P67-M Pro is almost the exact same price it would be foolish to invest in the 1156 socket.
Yes, id say get an i5 2500K+Asus p8p67m-pro and forget about cpu/mobo upgrades for the next couple of years.
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Check this Board out. I dont think Maximus lll Gene has too many advantages over it. Also i believe P8P67-M PRO has new ASUS EFI BIOS which i personally like a lot. That board is available here IMO for a very nice price
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Yes, id say get an i5 2500K+Asus p8p67m-pro and forget about cpu/mobo upgrades for the next couple of years.
I'll meet you half way 2500k and cheapest micro atx for now. That ASUS board though does have a lot of great features.
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I'll meet you half way 2500k and cheapest micro atx for now. That ASUS board though does have a lot of great features.
Theres only 3 mATX p67 boards (that I know of), ones an intel and there is the asus m and m pro. But I dont see why you would want to cheap out on it (for lack of better words), the difference is like $20 from what you were gonna get to the i5 2500k and P8P67-m pro. But its your money so its up to you, we are just trying to help.
 
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Theres only 3 mATX p67 boards (that I know of), ones an intel and there is the asus m and m pro. But I dont see why you would want to cheap out on it (for lack of better words), the difference is like $20 from what you were gonna get to the i5 2500k and P8P67-m pro. But its your money so its up to you, we are just trying to help.
Ah didn't get to the eggs site yet ya if it's only $20 then I'll get that m pro that's a sweet board. What about a boot SSD, OCZ vertex II or is that over kill.
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Ah didn't get to the eggs site yet ya if it's only $20 then I'll get that m pro that's a sweet board. What about a boot SSD, OCZ vertex II or is that over kill.
I think boot ssd is a good idea. I think any Sandforce based ssd would be fine. u can buy 90Gb one for about $150-160
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