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Mini ITX motherboard fit an AM3+ CPU Socket?

Joeyito
  • 76 months ago

I want to be able to fit the AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core in a mini itx motherboard. Is this possible?

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, I have the little brother: 8320 on an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 motherboard. The only downfall to this motherboard is that I cannot connect my usb 3.0 from the case to the motherboard without getting an adapter. Second possible downfall is that I do not overclock my CPU and do not plan to so i cannot tell you how it does with overclocking. It is stable and fits all my needs. I love the board. I am going to use again on an upcoming build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

But you CAN connect the usb 3.0 with an adapter. I have no desire to overclock. How did you find this motherboard?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn.. That motherboard isn't compatible with the Corsair 250D, which is what I'm basing my build on.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

**** i messed up I keep reading itx as atx. -_____-

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

There is no Mini-ITX board for AM3 socket. The package is too big to fit in that format. Even 970 and 990 chipset don't have Micro-ATX format motherboards.

If you want to go Mini-ITX it's either with FM2 socket or Intel like this one.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.79 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $273.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 21:54 EST-0500
  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

The set up I have now is currently compatible with the thermaltake armor a30.. Tell me what you think.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Joeyito/saved/3LP5

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. You could probably get cheaper RAM and 7200RPM hard drive for the same price.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Is a 5400 rpm HDD really that much better from 7200 rpm hdd?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it's faster but with your SSD you wont see a lot of difference has OS is booted there.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Thank you. I'll modify my set up based on this. Do you think a 240gb SSD is going a little too far?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I made you a build around the Corsair 250D has you mentioned this earlier.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $80.38 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $80.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $87.96 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card $509.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $89.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1224.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 22:17 EST-0500
  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

that is actually a really good build.

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