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I am looking for the best mATX motherboard to use with a Phenom II X4 965 because I am going to transfer to a P180 mini, excluding the MSI 890GXM-G65. USB 3.0 and Sata 3 would be nice, also I don't really plan on overclocking for now but that would be a nice addition to.
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None.
They all have 4+1 power phases. This is not a very safe pair with a high TDP 125W processor.
The MSI 890GXM-G65 is actually one of the worst despite heatsinked mosfets, it's blown up quite a few times.
mATX boards will be fine with 125W TDP processors at stock and with the stock cooler but that's about it. You may safely overclock mildly (1.475V and below) if your motherboard brand is a reliable one for VRMs (i.e. Gigabyte, ASUS, Biostar, but definitely NOT MSI). Any higher I deem unsafe.
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Originally Posted by xd_1771;12172365 
None.
They all have 4+1 power phases. This is not a very safe pair with a high TDP 125W processor.
The MSI 890GXM-G65 is actually one of the worst despite heatsinked mosfets, it's blown up quite a few times.
mATX boards will be fine with 125W TDP processors at stock and with the stock cooler but that's about it. You may safely overclock mildly (1.475V and below) if your motherboard brand is a reliable one for VRMs (i.e. Gigabyte, ASUS, Biostar, but definitely NOT MSI). Any higher I deem unsafe.

^what he says.

Personally I'd go with the Biostar TA890GXE because it has a good mosfet heatsink, 140W CPU support and decent OC ability for the price smile.gif
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So do absolutely all matx motherboards have 4+1 power phases, how about this one?

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57299&vpn=M4A88T-M%2FUSB3&manufacture=ASUS
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So do absolutely all matx motherboards have 4+1 power phases, how about this one?

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57299&vpn=M4A88T-M%2FUSB3&manufacture=ASUS
I personally haven't seen any Matx other then 4+1.

The one you linked has the same specs ("ASUS Unique Features ASUS 4+1 Phase Power Design") and it doesn't even have a mosfet heatsink so you'd have to buy that seperately wink.gif
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There's no room for anything bigger on AMD mATX boards.
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