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New Motherboard help please

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September 23, 2010 11:44:17 PM

Hi all I ordered the wrong motherboard (Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H AMD 880G (Socket AM3) DDR3 microATX Motherboard) wanted a full ATX so looking for new one to go with the follow parts my budget is £90 or do you think the micro ATX would be ok size? as i intened to add 4 more GB ram maybe get bigger card in the future? also i have to purchase it form this website: Gigabyte preffered or Asus

Asus GeForce GTX 460 Direct CU TOP 768MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core 955 Black Edition "125W Edition" 3.20GHz (Socket AM3)

Lancool Dragon-Lord PC-K62 Mid Tower Case with Window - Black

Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXUK)

Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9)

Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler (Socket LGA775/1156/1366/AM2/AM3)

Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD6402AAEX)

Pioneer DVR-S18L 22x DVD±RW SATA Labelflash ReWriter - Black (Retail)

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September 24, 2010 9:49:51 AM

Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H is actually good enough.
I have never bother about the size ATX or mATX, if I have an ATX case.
If mATX size is the reason to get a new one...well... I don't really see that as a good reason.
The only problem I see on that board is if you wanna XFire, since it has only 1 PCIex16.
If you don't plan to XFire, you might just keep the board.

1. What is your price range for the new board
2. Any special features you want or need?
3. Plan to OC?
4. Plan to XFire?
September 24, 2010 10:42:27 AM

Hey no plans for Xfire budget is £90, i guess if all the parts would fit on this board and i can add extrat 4 Gb in the futher won't be a problem.
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September 24, 2010 12:30:50 PM

No XFire?
You can keep your Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H.
It has 4 Slot of DDR3 RAM. You have a 2x2 GB kit, should be able to add another 2 RAM sticks.
All your current parts can fit to the Gigabyte GA-880GMA-UD2H.

September 24, 2010 12:31:34 PM

But if you are still considering of having might just exchange it....witha XFire-able board
September 24, 2010 3:26:28 PM

True guess I still with this board thanks for the help not going to do cross fire as using Nvidia cards due to bugg with ATI cards & maya, how do i select best answer?
September 24, 2010 6:35:01 PM

Not important.
Glad to be a help.