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#1 jenkins1234



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 00:28

Hi, this is my first post here. I'm looking for suggestions on a good cheap board to replace my Asus M5A78L-M/USB3, as I've just bought a new Samsung 840 120gb ssd and want to take advantage of the sata 6Gbps interface.
My only requirements are that the new board supports said sata speeds and has a couple USB3 connectors. And also it has to be micro-atx sized, to fit in my case.

#2 +PeterUK


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:28

Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3 but you will find its not wroth doing you will not really see a speed difference for most things.

#3 Open Minded

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:09

I've used ASRock for a few builds for friends. They seems to work well and be of good quality. After the problems with my Gigabyte MB, I'm not sure I'd recommend them.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:15

ASRock 960GM/U3S3


Although it doesn't use solid caps on the whole board which I don't like. Seems like there aren't many SATA III capable micro-atx AM3+ boards out there.