What is a Big Atx M/b?

I was suggested getting a Big Atx Motherboard from Asus, which name i do not know specifically but something extreme.

i'm getting Phen2-x4 960T Josma for high-qual gaming with this motherboard.

anyone know the specific name for this motherboard?

don't even know what big atx is
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  1. These are the most extreme motherboards from Asus :
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131788
    Both are ATX boards. And both are from series Republig of Gamers. ( ROG )
    What you named big ATX are eATX and XL-ATX , these are new boards and the most comon socket is 2011 wich is for intel CPU's
  2. sosofm said:
    These are the most extreme motherboards from Asus :
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131735
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131788
    Both are ATX boards. And both are from series Republig of Gamers. ( ROG )
    What you named big ATX are eATX and XL-ATX , these are new boards and the most comon socket is 2011 wich is for intel CPU's


    aha! didn't know AM3 fits into AM3+ boards! lol

    are they good for gaming/bang for buck?

    cus i dont want to be spending extra money on stuff i don't need for gaming.

    since my combination is 960T w/ sapphire hd6950 2gb,
  3. Then buy a cheaper motherboard. Don't waiste your money.
    Yes the AM3 oprocessors fit in all AM3+ motherboards. Look at one of these mobos and choose one.
    ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280 90$
    ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281 130$
    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736 185$
    The ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ at 90$ is all what you need , but you have others options too.
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