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ATX or Micro ATX

doggybear
  • 86 months ago

Thus this build would fit on a micro ATX like http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77m ? Or is it better of with the ATX motherboard as it is. Here is my build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V1iW

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  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use a micro board but you need to make sure that the Heat sink fits your case. Also you can do better for 750, for a gaming rig i guess.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

Sir can you elaborate?

  • 86 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $158.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $47.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.61 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card $238.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $74.25 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $766.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-04 19:37 EDT-0400

For a gaming rig the most important thing is the GPU. The 7870XT is the best bang for you dollar at the moment. It can run most games at max at 1080

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

so O should go for AMD?

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a little cheaper of a platform (Motherboard and Processor) and you get roughly the same performance out of the rig. The extra savings going into a gpu which makes a huge difference in gaming.

  • 86 months ago
  • 1 point

I see, but as of now I think I will still stick with the I5-3570k. My only problem right now is will the micro ATX motherboard like http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77m would support my build and will it support overclocking

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