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March 3, 2010 12:31:39 AM

I am building a system and am unsure of whether to get an ATX or mATX mobo.

CPU: Intel Core i5 (lga 1156)
GPU: Gts 250
Ram: 4 Gb DDR3 1600
PSU: 700 watts
HD: 500 Gb (or less SATA)
Case: mid tower or full atx
Sli/crossfire: no
Overclocking: yes (substantial)(from 2.6Ghz to about 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz)
Price range: $100 - $150
Prefered Vendor: Newegg or Tiger Direct

I want a good mobo but I am on a budget.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 3, 2010 1:57:33 PM

Well.

1- If you want a mid tower or full tower, Why a mATX mobo?
2- Usually the mATX mboo don't support Crossfire or SLI in a good way.
3- Usually have video onboard, that, in gaming rig isn't good.
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March 3, 2010 2:28:34 PM

I like matx mobos because it gves you the option to get a smaller case later and because itleaves more space to do case mods etc
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 3, 2010 11:51:59 PM

Ok, with "a little more", what do you mean? $100, $150, $200...
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March 3, 2010 11:53:59 PM

From $100 - $140
What did you think about the first link - that is the one i am currently favoring
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 4, 2010 12:28:44 AM

Well, my advice, try to get the 1st mobo in the links. The mobo that you want only support Crossfire at x1, that is very slow.

You can use a normal ATX case with that GPU, but with only $69.99 you can get a Antec Three Hundred Illusion, that's a very good case.

Finally, the RAM could work at 1333 or 1600 with OC.
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March 4, 2010 12:54:11 AM

Best answer selected by kingofsales.
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 4, 2010 12:56:28 AM

Looks as a good case. Any time that's why we are here, and good luck with your rig.
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March 4, 2010 1:04:06 AM

thanks i really appreciate the assistance
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a c 295 V Motherboard
March 4, 2010 1:05:40 AM

Don't worry men, that's the ide of the forum. If you need more help, feel free to ask.
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