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Matx or ATX?

Hey guys,
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 ^^)
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    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.
  2. Oh i see. However, i think a b75 is unneccesary for me. Thanks for the input though
  3. Newegg put the board back on sale today; hard to beat this deal for an ivy bridge ready board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138357 (biostar B75MU3+ down the page).
  4. Oh i thought B75 was expensive haha.
    I'm buying from NCIX and I think I'll get the ASUS P8H61-I because it's a standard and everyone says standards are better.
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