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Originally Posted by EliteGamer83 View Post
So what do you get if you use a non-K series CPU on a P67 motherboard?
basicly if you use a non K in a p67 board and want to overclock you are limited to bclk. there wont be any unlocked multiplier for cpu

not only is it a problem for matx but look at mini itx its even worse on anyone offering one to overclock with

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So what do you get if you use a non-K series CPU on a P67 motherboard?
Nothing bad if that's what you are wanting to know. It will work just fine. You just won't be able to over clock much because of the non K processor, and you won't be able to use the on-chip graphics because it is a P chipset rather than H.
    
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Because mATX motherboards are cheaper.
I agree yet disagree. There's plenty of ATX boards that are as cheap as, or cheaper than mATX. But I do see where you're coming from.
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Full Sized ATX boards are generally enthusiast-level boards. [being larger with more features]

Enthusiast 1155 boards are P67, as they are usually OC'd.

mATX boards are for the general populous or HTPC builds. [being cheaper/smaller/less energy]

General Purpose / HTPC boards are H67, as they aren't usually OC'd.
    
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I agree yet disagree. There's plenty of ATX boards that are as cheap as, or cheaper than mATX. But I do see where you're coming from.
If all else are equal, a mATX board is always cheaper to produce.... less material, simpler design, less traces, and less possible defects,
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