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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:53

Since my thread here: http://www.neowin.ne...-updating-soon/

About upgrading a system (motherboard/CPU/heatsink) is not getting much help, I'll just ask here about only the motherboard.

I plan to put a i5 3750K into it. (yet to buy it)

This is what I want out of the board:

1. Full ATX, not a M-ATX
2. At least 6 SATA ports, doesn't matter if they are 3/6GBps
3. Spot for at least 2 PCI-e ports.
4. Not a necessity, but if I can have front facing SATA connectors, not ones hanging 90* off to the side.

I was thinking on getting this one: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157293

Any other suggestions? I love ASUS, but they are rather lacking these days...


#2 +Zag L.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:57

That's my current MB and so far its been a great board. One small note.. its not 'full' size. The width is normal but its about 1 inch short front to back.

#3 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 22:59

I'm more worried about the height than the width ;)

#4 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 23:08

Bump, any more suggestions? I'm planning to buy in the next few days, so any help will be appreciated.



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