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Old September 19, 2009, 10:27 AM
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Howdy all,

Just need to decide on which board to get for my current build.

Must have:

mATX form factor
ddr3 support
am3 socket compatible with x2 550BE
at least 1x pci-express 2.0 x16
at least 2x pci slots

Ok... go! Just kidding, any help is immensely appreciated.
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Old September 19, 2009, 08:41 PM
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MSI's 785GM-E65. Has what you wanted, and the sata ports are cornered so that can't be covered by honkin GPU. Looks nice, has nice mosfet and nb heatsink. I think I read a review that you couldn't adjust the vcore but that doesn't seem right so maybe d/l the manual.
Otherwise I'd say ASRock's M3A785GMH. Not the features mentioned above but the sata's are high enough as not to be covered by a gpu. Cheaper too, but I think has 1 less fan header. Best of luck
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Thanks, I saw this one and I liked it too.
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Thanks, I saw this one and I liked it too.
MSI's?
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yeah the msi caught my eye.
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Seems like the best mATX solution for anyone wanting to install a gpu with AM3 and DDR3 options. That Vcore thing though, might want to check the manual or scan a review. If you go with it let me know, looks like my current boards replacement in the half distant future.

ASUS' might be alright, most pricy though and I'm just an Asus fan..or hater. Jetway has a cheaper but bad sata positions and 2 RAM slots. PFt.

Oh ya, I got your CPU in the mail, thanks! Gonna try and install it tomorrow.
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