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Rockfella November 4, 2012 07:22 AM

Need gigabyte motherboard suggestion.
Hi all,
I can't seem to find a motherboard model which meets these prerequisites:
USB3 (with an onboard header to connect USB3 at front panel) basically i want to have USB3 on the front panel too not only rear.
2) SATAIII 6GBps port.
3) DVI (HDMI would be great but only DVI would do)
4) Don't need SLI Crossfire, a single PCIx16 slot would do, don't wanna pay for more than one slot lol + wasting space on board.
5) ATX form factor with maximum expansion slots
6) Support for entry level or mid range dual core AMD cpu would be great, don't need a workhorse PC just a HTPC kinda thing.

dandelioneater November 4, 2012 09:54 AM

This Gigabyte board has all that you need. Both are ATX form factor. If you don't want all the expansion slots, then mATX may be for you. BTW these boards take AMD APU chips which have the gpu on the cpu

Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

An MSI for comparison.

Newegg.ca - MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Here's a CPU that would work for you:
Newegg.ca - AMD A6-5400K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W Dual-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7540D AD540KOKHJBOX

Rockfella November 4, 2012 10:43 PM


Originally Posted by dandelioneater (Post 668511)

Appreciate it however these are way above my budget. Was looking for a board with the features i mentioned without highend chipset and 2/3 PCIx16 slots. I won't play any games so the extra cost is not worth it.

Rockfella November 4, 2012 11:04 PM

I think i have no other choice except this one:

Newegg.ca - Intel BOXDH67CLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Only gripe is that Intel has ****** up after sales in my country but i guess i got no choice.
and this board doesnot have a USB3 header on it which means i can't use the front USB3 ports of my carbide 400R :doh:

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