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Micro Atx mobo for q6600. Please help meeeee

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March 10, 2010 9:10:01 PM

Hey guys
Hope im not being too annoying here but I have been having a HELL of a hard time searching for a decent micro atx motherboard for my computer.

Heres what I need:
Micro ATX
Something low power (I only have a 400W Corsair PSU)
4x Ram slots
LGA socket 775
HDMI slot (preferably)
Overclocking ability
Fit with an Arctic cooler 7 fan/heatsink
Fits at least 2 HDD (pretty standard)

I have a q6600 and want to run the computer on my 28in HD monitor. I also do ALOT of heavy photo editing with large files, so i guess that should be taken into consideration.

I have done so much research that most of the mobos have been a huge blur for me. I was looking at the Asus P5Q-VM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

OR
XFX MI93007 AS9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I reallllly appreciate the help cause ive been getting so frustrated trying to find the perfect mobo for me. Especially since as of 1 week ago, i didnt even know what micro ATX even meant

Thanks

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a c 435 V Motherboard
March 10, 2010 11:50:51 PM

If you do your homework, you'll see that the chipset really limits your choices. It's ironic as another poster complained about the lack of onboard video with the new Intel chipsets. Even Intel can't please everyone. The asus board may be your best choice. And the q6600 is one of the easiest cpus to overclock, if you don't get greedy.
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March 11, 2010 1:16:18 AM

thanks, what if HDMI wasnt a concern. would i find myself considring a whole new slew of mATX cards?
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a c 435 V Motherboard
March 11, 2010 9:38:36 AM

No. Just be sure your board choice has enough slots for your current cards. And use a low profile video card if your case is slim.
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March 14, 2010 7:29:07 AM

Best answer selected by dyavrom.
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