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Which Motherboard?

So, I am planning on building a gaming PC, but I saw another motherboard and I was wondering which one was better.

Original Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - motherboard - ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68 - LGA1155 Socket
Other Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Pro3-M - motherboard - micro ATX - LGA1155 Socket - Z68 - LGA1155 Socket

Also, if the "Other" Motherboard is better, is it compatible with G.SKILL RipJaws 8GB?


Thanks in advance! :D
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  1. I know this is a noob question, but I really don't know. Is one better or are they the same?
  2. Best answer
    The original one is full ATX size, the other one is microATX. This isn't really a problem, but if you wanted to overclock the CPU, I would go for the first one as full ATX boards usually run slightly cooler and have heatsinks on the MOSFETS.

    Also, and more importantly, the Extreme3 board has PCI-E 3.0 support. Not only does this mean you can use the new GPUs (when they come out) properly, you can also use Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs coming out next year.

    In short, the original one is better ;)
  3. Best answer selected by Lunacat78.
  4. Thanks a ton!
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