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Is there anything that I should know about this motherboard before I buy it ? I mean are there any issues or known problems associated with it ?

This is NOT going to be a gaming build and there WILL NOT be any overclocking whatsoever.

The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3

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  1. it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?
  2. legend001523 said:
    it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?


    What difference does it make if any ?
  3. Franicelcha said:
    legend001523 said:
    it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?


    What difference does it make if any ?


    It's a smaller board than a normal sized one, meaning you may have to get lower ram, smaller cpu coolers and more cooling because withe the board being smaller, components are more closer and more heat is generated, so things like ram and cpu coolers, some models may not fit onto your motherboard as they will get in the way of each other
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    Franicelcha said:
    legend001523 said:
    it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?


    What difference does it make if any ?


    Other than the fact its smaller - none whatsoever

    Lower ram?
    cpu cooler depends on a lot of other stuff and doesn't really matter if the board is mATX or standard ATX
    Mobo cooling depends on other factors like : the quality of components used, heatsink size and material, case cooling etc. I can show you mATX boards that are more reliable and run cooler than standard ATX ones.
  5. emdea22 said:
    Franicelcha said:
    legend001523 said:
    it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?


    What difference does it make if any ?


    Other than the fact its smaller - none whatsoever

    Lower ram?
    cpu cooler depends on a lot of other stuff and doesn't really matter if the board is mATX or standard ATX
    Mobo cooling depends on other factors like : the quality of components used, heatsink size and material, case cooling etc. I can show you mATX boards that are more reliable and run cooler than standard ATX ones.


    I'm just saying te issues he needs to be aware off, more heat can be generated as it is trapped more easily, yes , lower profile ram may be needed as cpu coolers could get in the way
  6. legend001523 said:
    emdea22 said:
    Franicelcha said:
    legend001523 said:
    it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?


    What difference does it make if any ?


    Other than the fact its smaller - none whatsoever

    Lower ram?
    cpu cooler depends on a lot of other stuff and doesn't really matter if the board is mATX or standard ATX
    Mobo cooling depends on other factors like : the quality of components used, heatsink size and material, case cooling etc. I can show you mATX boards that are more reliable and run cooler than standard ATX ones.


    I'm just saying te issues he needs to be aware off, more heat can be generated as it is trapped more easily, yes , lower profile ram may be needed as cpu coolers could get in the way


    You're confusing mATX with mini ITX!
  7. legend001523 said:
    Franicelcha said:
    legend001523 said:
    it's a micro atx motherboard, you are aware right?


    What difference does it make if any ?


    It's a smaller board than a normal sized one, meaning you may have to get lower ram, smaller cpu coolers and more cooling because withe the board being smaller, components are more closer and more heat is generated, so things like ram and cpu coolers, some models may not fit onto your motherboard as they will get in the way of each other


    Would any of those 2 be any better ? I am paranoid about overheating CPU's and I am planning on using the stock cooler (easier for a first build). If one of these would be a better choice, which would it be ? I want 6gb/s sata ports

    GIGABYTE GA-Z87-HD3 ATX Intel Motherboard

    GIGABYTE GA-H97-D3H ATX Intel Motherboard
  8. Honestly i'm being lazy here but you can find out yourself - http://sinhardware.com/images/vrmlist.png

    GA has great boards with a decent price, just stay away from MSI's low end boards. The only good MSI low end boards i've seen are FM2 and FM2+
  9. emdea22 said:
    Honestly i'm being lazy here but you can find out yourself - http://sinhardware.com/images/vrmlist.png

    GA has great boards with a decent price, just stay away from MSI's low end boards. The only good MSI low end boards i've seen are FM2 and FM2+


    Thank you
  10. I can see your boards aren't in the list unfortunately since they are heatsinked i can't recommend one or the other because i don't know the components used and VRM design. I if were you i'd go with the GA-H97-D3H, at least the vrm area is split between two heatsinks
  11. emdea22 said:
    I can see your boards aren't in the list unfortunately since they are heatsinked i can't recommend one or the other because i don't know the components used and VRM design. I if were you i'd go with the GA-H97-D3H, at least the vrm area is split between two heatsinks


    Thanks a mil
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