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is there a good LGA 1155 Micro-ATX motherboard?

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August 6, 2014 4:52:34 PM

hello guys
i want to replace my old OEM hp motherboard on my OEM desktop PC for compatibility issues, and the lack of USB 3.0, and i'm not looking for overclocking or Ultra 1080p gaming, as i'm only using a GTX 750 ti, and an i5 2300
so is there any good reliable boards out there? i'd like one with dual RAM channels, but it's okay if it's not, i have already found a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2P at a good price, so are there any other choices available?
thanks in advance

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August 6, 2014 5:00:48 PM

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August 6, 2014 5:01:46 PM

If you want something with native USB3 support, get a board with the h77 chipset from your preferred vendor.

As far as dual-channel goes, practically all ATX and micro-ATX boards for standard desktop CPUs have that... I'm not aware of any that does not.
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August 6, 2014 5:02:14 PM

Hello... How many Ram slots do you need and What price point? I had Three Gigabyte MB builds done recently and Have had no Quality issues... The boards I used where the Q77 chipsets, GA-Q77M-D2H... You get Four MEMORY Slots, High speed SATA channels, Full Rear set of Audio connectors, USB3.0, and INTEL LAN.
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August 6, 2014 5:06:04 PM

It depends what your budget is really - There's loads of LGA 1155 boards on the market still, but they haven't depreciated much because they tend not to. The best I could immediately find was the GA-B75M-D3H (http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Intel-Micro-Motherboards...) that is fairly reasonably priced for what it is - Comes with USB3, dual memory channels etc, but it depends if you can stretch to that or not.
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August 6, 2014 5:10:41 PM

InvalidError said:
If you want something with native USB3 support, get a board with the h77 chipset from your preferred vendor.

As far as dual-channel goes, practically all ATX and micro-ATX boards for standard desktop CPUs have that... I'm not aware of any that does not.


You'd be surprised. A lot of the 1155 boards that remain on the market are at the lower end; the ones that were made in bulk for OEMs, and have just been sitting on shelves since then. And most of those only come with two DIMM slots. It's the same problem I have with my Core2Quad machine - It was cheap when I built it and while I can find an old LGA775 board with more, it's not worth spending the money on getting more memory space now because the socket is obsolete, so spending anything for a very short term gain is a waste of money.
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August 6, 2014 5:48:06 PM

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You'd be surprised. A lot of the 1155 boards that remain on the market are at the lower end; the ones that were made in bulk for OEMs, and have just been sitting on shelves since then. And most of those only come with two DIMM slots.

OP asked for dual channels; not for two DIMMs per channel. Micro-ATX boards with only two DIMM slots are still dual-channel: one DIMM per channel.
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August 11, 2014 7:17:12 PM

thank you guys for your help, it was really helpfull, at first i thought dual channels is only available when there is a total of 4 DIMMs, and using your advices i think that i found a good MOBO that has all i need, and it's rev 3.0, so it's about a year old or less, here's the link if you wanna check it out
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
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