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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: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/ 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.

BTW :
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, so...you 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 XFire...you 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.
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