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What is a Big Atx M/b?

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February 21, 2012 6:54:08 AM

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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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 21, 2012 7:05:35 AM

These are the most extreme motherboards from Asus :
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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
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February 21, 2012 7:12:07 AM

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=N82E168...
ASUS Crosshair V Formula/Thunderbolt AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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,
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a c 107 V Motherboard
February 21, 2012 7:32:01 AM

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=N82E168... 90$
ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 130$
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 185$
The ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ at 90$ is all what you need , but you have others options too.
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