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Old February 13, 2012, 11:00 PM
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So I'm currently saving up for upgrading one of my folding systems and I'm looking for a board for it. I has to be mATX form factor and it must be a good overclocker as well. I prefer it to be an AM3 or AM3+ board since I have a family member who will give me a good deal on his old x6 proc. Any suggestions for a suitable board would be much appreciated.
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Folding+overclocking+AM3+matx= really bad mix. I've been looking into something similar for a long time myself.

Not a single AM3 matx board on the market I know of has adequate power delivery to overclock a 24/7 hexacore folder. Lots of options on the Intel side though...

You'll need an ATX board unfortunately.
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Old February 14, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Folding+overclocking+AM3+matx= really bad mix. I've been looking into something similar for a long time myself.

Not a single AM3 matx board on the market I know of has adequate power delivery to overclock a 24/7 hexacore folder. Lots of options on the Intel side though...

You'll need an ATX board unfortunately.
Yea seems that mATX is dead on the amd side of things only thing I can come up with myself is this:MSI 890GXM-G65 mATX AM3 890GX+SB850 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E 1PCI SATA Audio Video GBLAN Motherboard - MSI/MicroStar - 890GXM-G65 which I can get at other retailers but it's not a very good board for overclocking from what I hear.
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