I will be getting a computer soon and I am deciding to get the Asrock H61M .
This is for budget gaming and I have decided a 6850 with a i3-2120. I will be upgrading maybe 4-5 years down the road and don't need a mother board that will last forever, so I'm deciding to save a few bucks and by the Matx. However, anywhere that I read, it says that you MUST have an ATX for gaming. Do I really need an ATX? (I can get an Asus P8H61-I anytime but I just wanted to save a few bucks, even if it's a very tiny amount ^^)
No. You don't need atx for gaming. There's even a couple of micro atx boards with sli capable slots. But I recommend a newer B75 chipset board as they all come with sata III and usb 3.0 built in. Newegg had a biostar b75 cheap but they increased the price by $31 this weekend by raising the price and charging shipping (it was free last week). Do a search on amazon and see if you can find one cheaper.