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Whats a good Mini Atx or Micro Atx AMD motherboard

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November 21, 2013 6:11:40 AM

Okay well I originally bought a Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 was going to do a military build, But now I want to smaller PC for Lan partys.
What Im going to put in this PC which will be in a Corsair 350D
AMD FX 8350 (Corsair h100i)
AMD 7970 X2 (in crossfire)
SeaSonic 850W Psu
Corsair dominator platinum 2x4gb 1886mhz
128gb SSD
2TB Harddrive
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November 21, 2013 7:27:16 AM

First of all I want to infrorm you that there are not any hardcore gaming AMD AM3+ socket mini-ATX mobos yet so they might seem to you 'cheap'. Here are my suggestions:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3KX...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3KX...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3KX...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3KX...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Some comments about these. If I was to choose considering brands I would go ASUS>GIGABYTE>ASRock . For me the best one in the ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 cause it has 32 GB RAM limit it support fast RAM sticks and is has usb 3.0 ( although I do not know a lot about VIA compared to Realtek for audio ) . If you want more than 1600mhz RAM then you go either ASUS or ASRock . GIGABYTE falls a little behind for me cause of memory speed and capacity limitations .
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November 21, 2013 2:35:18 PM

Thanks for your help. But is there any ones with 2 PCIE slots. Also would prefer in black for my colour scheme.
Price doesn't bother me aswell.
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November 21, 2013 3:30:03 PM

I do not think there is any AM3+ motherboard right now with 2 x PCI-e x16 . I double checked newegg, amazon and the official websites of ASUS, GIGABYTE and ASRock. Maybe I didn't check carefully I don't know...
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November 21, 2013 4:25:24 PM

This motherboard has AMD Hybrid CrossFire. But I suspect you asked for regular crossfire... The answer is no, you cannot do crossfire with one GPU because the motherboard has one PCI-e x16 slot . Maybe this will clear some things:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/245454-33-crossfire...
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November 21, 2013 9:47:18 PM

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3
•4 + 1 Phase CPU Power design for AMD high TDP 125W CPU support

The ASRock 960GM-VGS3 FX does NOT support AM3+ high TDP 125W CPUs (FX-8350 not supported).

ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 also supports AMD high TDP 125W CPUs.
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November 21, 2013 10:04:19 PM

Argghhhh Im such a noob at this :( 
I just wanna move to intel now... :L
Thank god i read this before I purchased the motherboard... Thank you
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November 22, 2013 2:01:24 AM

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November 22, 2013 5:39:46 AM

The FX-8350 is not on the CPU support list of : MSI 760GM-P34, MSI 760GM-E51 ,ASRock 960GM/U3S3 so there is no guarantee that your CPU will work optimal there. Out of your options I would take the GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 although it limits you to 1333mhz RAM its is overall better than the other 2 biostar motherboards . But to be honest ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 is by far the best micro ATX motherboard for AM3+ out of all your options , but maybe you do not like the looks of it
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November 22, 2013 6:18:51 AM

Yeah I dont really like the Blue heatsinks but i guess you really wont see them
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November 25, 2013 1:17:36 AM

Do you reckon they will make a AM3+ motherboard with 2 pcie x16 slots?
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