- 88 months ago
I'm looking for a good motherboard to pair with unlocked CPU and hoping to find a mATX form factor. Everything I see has legacy PCI slots. The board I have now has two unused PCI slots. The board I purchased prior also had two PCI slots never used. I think the last time I used a PCI slot was 2007ish.
In my part list I have chosen a standard ATX z77 board that would be mATX if not for the dang legacy slots.
I only need a single PCIe 3.0 x16 slot but will add a PCIe sound card eventually and if possible still have one remaining PCIe slot just in case the onboard LAN dies or maybe one day Gigabyte will release another RAM expansion card :D
There will need to be enough clearance for the CM 212+ cooler.
If I can find the right size board with good slots then I can purchase a smaller Micro ATX mini tower, which would be prefered.
Does it exist?