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Old August 15, 2011, 12:14 PM
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Default Are there any good AM3/AM3+ mATX boards out currently?

Long time lurker here.

I'm looking to downsize from an ATX Crosshair IV Formula to a decent overclocking mATX board. Anyone have any suggestions for something that's good? I'll be running it with a 1055T and dedicated vid card.

Thanks in advance.
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Old August 15, 2011, 01:13 PM
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I myself looked into this a while back, and quite frankly I can say that all readily available (at least in Canada and most of North America) SFF AMD motherboards are crap. AMD simply cannot compete at this point in time and the only thing that can change that is the upcoming Bulldozer architecture. So motherboard manufacturers have no incentives to look into niche markets like quality SFF boards.

The highest end board out there (that's easy to find) according to manufacturer model numbers is the MSI 890GXM-G65, but that board like most MSI AMD boards has been notorious for catastrophic mosfet failures with high TDP and/or hexacore processors.
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Old August 15, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Have you checked out the ASUS M5A88-M or Gigabyte 880GMA-USB3?
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