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May 20, 2013 5:31:35 PM

I'm stuck on what motherboard type I should buy. I want a compact computer, for gaming and graphic design. I'll use one monitor for gaming and two for graphic design. (Not at once). I'll be getting a gtx 670 and using a i5 ivy bridge. The problem is if I should buy a atx case and motherboard or matx case and motherboard. I won't be using sli, but will be over clocking. What do you think? Matx or atx?

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a b V Motherboard
May 28, 2013 12:51:17 AM

Atx for more feature, but not wrong to have a M-Atx, still provide a good overclock potential such as Asus Maximus V Gene. So, would you want to ask for motherboard recommendation other than Asus Maximus V Gene?
May 28, 2013 5:04:19 AM

PlanarX999 said:
Atx for more feature, but not wrong to have a M-Atx, still provide a good overclock potential such as Asus Maximus V Gene. So, would you want to ask for motherboard recommendation other than Asus Maximus V Gene?


Could you recommend a motherboard around the performance of the Maximus V gene. Also, would you say I'd be better off going with an atx mobo?

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a b V Motherboard
May 28, 2013 5:59:12 AM

Yes, Atx would be nice choice if you need more feature such as more pcie slot but i no mean for you by going with ATX, but if you ask for recommendation, here:
Close and Better than V Gene
1. Asus Maximus V Formula($290), though Extreme($380) one is best board
2. MSI Z77 Mpower($200), saving electricity, low vcore on high overclock
3. Asrock Z77 OC Formula($230), good CPU overclock
4. Gigabyte G1. Sniper 3 ($270), killer E2200 LAN, online gaming No.1
5. Asrock Z77 Extreme4(140), best bang for buck, PCB could be flimsy, so beware
6. MSI Z77A-GD65 gaming($160), descendant of Mpower
Another M-Atx board consider to be good,
Gigabyte G1. Sniper M3($170) smaller form, perform same as (4), but lose some feature, as Killer E2200
May 28, 2013 9:21:19 AM

go with Atx because u will get more room to further upgrade ur pc and atx board will overclock well and will generate less heat.
a b V Motherboard
May 28, 2013 7:27:18 PM

Sorry, but a good replied, abuzz.
Asus Maximus V Gene is best M-Atx board i ever seen, its still low temp while overclock compare with Maximus V Formula, only after 48 x 100MHz overclock, then get much hotter than V Formula.
So, you can choose either form, M-Atx or Atx, but as reminder that M-atx board may lose some feature as less PCIE slot and ....... , not much overall difference between the these board form.
May 29, 2013 12:42:34 AM

yes, Asus Maximus V Gene is overall good motherboard and overclocks well so there is no better choice in that matx boards.
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