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Title states all.
The most expensive one is a MSI...but that's MSI...and expensive doesn't always mean best.
AM3
Please don't tell me to buy a full ATX lol...
    
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Well for AMD.. the only really good boards are ATX right now.

The best mATX AM3 board is the Biostar TA890GXE lacks USB 3.0

Stay away from the MSI 890GXM-G65 unless you don't plan to overclock.
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Well for AMD.. the only really good boards are ATX right now.

The best mATX AM3 board is the Biostar TA890GXE lacks USB 3.0

Stay away from the MSI 890GXM-G65 unless you don't plan to overclock.
Yeah I'm staying away from MSI for a while lol
How does that board compare with this?
Biostar TA890GXERCH

If there's no good mATX then I guess I'll just wait for the Bulldozer boards...
unless they don't come in mATX
    
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Originally Posted by Shomiyamu! View Post
Yeah I'm staying away from MSI for a while lol
How does that board compare with this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138304

If there's no good mATX then I guess I'll just wait for the Bulldozer boards...
unless they don't come in mATX
Same board overall, you just get a remote & transmitter with that one.
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Same board overall, you just get a remote & transmitter with that one.
Thanks, uh.
Looking at ATX boards of a similiar price range and they wreck mATX.
Time for a new case.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136068

BAM

best AM3 uATX board ever.....

now the hard part is finding one.

If you can't find one, the 890GXE is nice too.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136068

BAM

best AM3 uATX board ever.....

now the hard part is finding one.

If you can't find one, the 890GXE is nice too.
Ouch that's gonna take a while
Great looking board though
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post #8 of 11
GA-880GMA-UD2H (A is important)
Add VRM cooling...fine for 125W and OC up to 1.5V

Or use TA890GXE or that DFI board
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That DFI board started acting weird after 1 month. Drove me crazy and I smash it to the wall.
I have bought a few mobos since Phenom II was released(5 ASUS, 2 MSI, 1 Gigabyte... that DFI), but that DFI, unfortunately,...died

That BIOSTAR looks the best
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post #10 of 11
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Thanks xd, can you guys tell my WHY they're good?
What's the best MOSFET cooling I can get for that board?
Only Mos-C1 or something?
    
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