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February 23, 2012 2:26:09 AM

I'm looking for a motherboard for my Asus CM1730-05 desktop. Here's a link: http://www.asus.com/Desktop/Entertainment/Essentio_CM17... I have a few questions about this process though. Firstly, I want to make sure it has a MicroATX motherboard before I try to put a new one in. Does anyone know if it's MicroATX or Standard ATX? I can't get to my computer right now so I can't measure it or anything. I am pretty sure it is MicroATX though. If it is, can someone help me find an AMD AM3/AM3+ motherboard that has a UEFI BIOS and is MicroATX? I can't seem to find anything with that combination as most are FM1 and I don't know if my Six-core AMD 1065T will work in FM1 because those all say they support up to only four-cores. :(  Thanks!
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February 23, 2012 3:28:23 AM

yep you got a micro; just four slots in the back, right?

i spent a few minutes on the asus siteplenty of AM3/AM3+ micos but with UEFI i didn't really see.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/
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February 23, 2012 3:47:49 AM

That mobo you posted has no UEFI BIOS unfortunately. Here's another question though: Is UEFI worth getting in my situation? I know its cool but I can't really find a board that will work for me and has UEFI.
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February 23, 2012 3:53:58 AM

evanc1512 said:
That mobo you posted has no UEFI BIOS unfortunately. Here's another question though: Is UEFI worth getting in my situation? I know its cool but I can't really find a board that will work for me and has UEFI.

True,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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February 23, 2012 3:56:30 AM

evanc1512 said:
That mobo you posted has no UEFI BIOS unfortunately. Here's another question though: Is UEFI worth getting in my situation? I know its cool but I can't really find a board that will work for me and has UEFI.

Well, its a personal preference.

I don't care for it, but u do, but after u will set everything up, u will not go there for while, right?

So it will loose the cool effect anyway : ))
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February 23, 2012 4:08:13 AM

I think I'll do this: without spending that much more ill get a cheap standard atx case and an atx mobo that fits my needs to go along with it because then I will have much more potential! Also nikorr you have a good point. I'll only be in bios a couple of times anyways so I guess I don't really care for UEFI.
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February 23, 2012 4:16:35 AM

Yes, I think about things like that too.By getting new case, u can get ATX mobo and improve the performance of your PC.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case: $69.99 is $49.99

Great case maker.

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February 23, 2012 11:12:14 PM

Bump because I have one more question. Firstly, nikorr, I love that case you reccomended and I will probably buy one, so I need to get a standard ATX mobo now. I want to decide between these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note that with the ASRock board I will save a lot of money. For a first time mobo buyer, is that a good choice or is it worth it to go with the ASUS board? I am not exactly into really complicated things when it comes to buying motherboards as I have never even replaced mine before.

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February 24, 2012 2:13:15 PM

evanc1512 said:
Bump because I have one more question. Firstly, nikorr, I love that case you reccomended and I will probably buy one, so I need to get a standard ATX mobo now. I want to decide between these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note that with the ASRock board I will save a lot of money. For a first time mobo buyer, is that a good choice or is it worth it to go with the ASUS board? I am not exactly into really complicated things when it comes to buying motherboards as I have never even replaced mine before.


it may not support your AMD 1065T:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/cpu.asp?Model=A770DE%2b
your cpu model number is HDT65TWFK6DGR

also it does not support ddr3 RAM which is much better (and cheap!) than dd2. and i just checked, your Essentio CM1730 has ddr3.

remember you get what you pay for.
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