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Badly NEED help picking Mobo and Case

SoAmusing777

80 months ago

I'm going to a small form factor build. It's unfortunate because when going the way of AMD (I chose the 8320cpu), I cannot find a mobo smaller than ATX that supports both 32gb of ram and Sata 6. The next lowest below 32 is 16, and that's not enough. I'm going to be using a Samsung 840 pro series, so Sata 6 is needed. Halppp.

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  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you already bought the CPU? If not, you should probably switch to Intel if you really need the mATX/iTX motherboard.

  • 80 months ago
  • 0 points

Nope. Ah, I'd rather not switch to Intel. The 8320 (binned 8350) outperforms even the 3770k and is like half the price.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

THe 8320, is not quite just a binned 8350, and it by no means outperforms the 3770k. The 3770k outperforms the 8350, and it definitely outperform the 8320. The main difference between the '50 and the '20 is that the '50 overclocks much, much better, also there are a few extra features in the '50 that help with performance (don't know enough about the Vishera architecture to understand it though). A quick google search will yield all the stuff that I looked at just now, so you should be able to see what I'm seeing.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Everywhere I read it says that it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE - Outperforms the 3770k. I've got a computer wiz as a friend who showed me how it outperforms intel. They overclock just the same pretty much. What extra features?

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooh, wait. Are you confusing the 3570k and the 3770k? In that benchmark the 3770k clearly is better than the 8350. The 3570k however, is outperformed by the 8350. Also, the 8320 really doesn't overclock very well at all. If you're overclocking you're much better off spending a bit more to get the 8350.

  • 79 months ago
  • 0 points

No, I'm not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE - This benchmark. Are you trolling dude? I don't see how it doesn't overclock very well either.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Before I can advise you, let me know...

  1. Will you be overclocking

  2. What you are looking for in terms of aesthetics

  3. Your price range

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, derp. How could I forget.

  1. Yes.
  2. Just a small case (preferably with a handle) that has great airflow.
  3. I'm not paying more than $100 for a small case, lol, nor over $150 for a mobo.
  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

This motherboard is excellent for Overclocking and is exceptionally well priced http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpror20

Not sure about the case though, only case I know with handles is the Cosmos II and that's ridiculously expensive.

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome that you suggested that mobo. I was looking at that one too. Ah, that case is way too big. I need a smaller case.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I can help. I can recommend you this case. Fractal design cases have some of the best cases out these. And since you want small form factor case this is perfect for you. It is USB 3.0 supported, cable management options with a bottom PSU mount. AS for the MOBO, I can recommend you this one. It has USB 3.0 in the back and front panel connectors, can support fast memory, and has one of everything (PCI slot (x2)/PCI express/GFX card slot). It only has SATA 3 but is has 6 ports (would like SATA 6 but at the price I'm not complaining). I hope this helps.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a78lmusb3 - MOBO

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefminibl - Case

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, that's awesome, except that the case does not support ATX.

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thats why i choose a different MOBO :p

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. I was trying to use the 8320/50, which doesn't have a micro-ATX with SATA 6 and 32gb ram support.

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