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Ivy Bridge board and mATX vs ATX ?

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February 16, 2012 6:05:46 PM

hi

just wondering, will both of these boards support Ivy Bridge? i don't care about PCI 3, just compatibility.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ASUS P8Z68-M Pro

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ASUS P8Z68-V LX


also, which one is the better buy? i only need one GPU, and 2 PCI ports for USB and Firewire cards.

the difference seems to be that the matx has 3 Sata 6gb/s, wheres the full atx one only has 2. but the full atx also has one more PCI slot. (don't think ill need it, but its prolly good to have. but now that ssds are getting cheaper, and i plan to buy 2, not sure if the sata 6gb/s is more valuable than the PCI slot.)

besides those two differences, they seem identicle. anything a full ATX has that a mATX doesnt that i should know about? thoughts?

thanks!
February 16, 2012 6:24:23 PM

personally i would think the extra sata 6Gb/s would be more valuable, unless you specifically needed the other PCI slot,which you said you didn't most of us don't use many if any pci slots anymore with so much being native on the MB.
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