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June 7, 2011 1:28:42 PM

Ive been working on planning out a gaming system to fit in a smaller form factor case using an i5-2500K, and I've been trying to pick out the best Mobo for it. Right now I like the looks of the GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. Pricing wise I generally stick to newegg or amazon.

The pros are:

Z68 (P67 is alright too, just no H67s)
USB 3.0 front and back
4 RAM slots
SLI Ready (Not really a requirement for me though)
eSATA (Again not required, but nice)

The only real con I see is no UEFI

It's priced at $159 which is about the limit I was hoping to stick to. I don't need a more expensive board that has a lot of features I won't use, but I'd like opinions on anything in the mATX form factor. I DON'T want opinions on why I should switch to a full ATX board, thank you anyways.

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June 7, 2011 10:32:43 PM

jasonw223 said:
Just curious, what case are you planning on using?

I was planning on the In Win Dragon Slayer, which is practically the same size as a mid tower, but it only takes. mATX boards
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June 7, 2011 10:43:13 PM

That other Gugabyte board you mentioned seems to have everything except the eSata and the onboard usb 3 (though it still have usb in the rear ports) Not a bad trade off for $30