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Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3/AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana

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    Need inputs/thoughts on this board. Have zeroed it down after searching for the following features in an ATX form factor:
    My prerequisites for new motherboard were:
    USB3 (with front panel header on board to as to make the front USB3 ports on my Corsair carbide 400R support USB3)
    HDMI or at least DVI
    At least 1 PCIx1 slot.
    At least 1 PCI slot.
    Gigabyte (as after sales of it is good in my country.
    Intel OR AMD was not a priority.
    Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 has all I need, only 1 problem:
    It is not ATX so the space between the PCIX16 slot and PCIX1 slot is very less. I don’t think I’ll be able to install a meaty gpu if I have my Asus Xonar DX installed in the PCIx1. This is not a deal breaker since I don’t intent to game for time being but having future headroom is always pleasant :p
    This board is pretty cheap for the features it offers:
    All solid caps
    Superior VRM cooling
    USB3 (with header onboard)
    HDMI
    I wonder why this matx board has an 8 PIN power connector because AFAIK the 8 PIN connector is usually found in over clocking boards. (My IP35-E had one) I really like this but wonder why this board has one. Does this mean it can over clock well?
    The CPU I’ve narrowed down is:
    AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Tr...
    Bang for buck tri-core but I guess it’s hard to find.
    Any thoughts are most welcome.
    Thanks.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    you will have space for the xonar if you install a 2 slot card.

    8 pin means 2 phases for the CPu, and yes it does mean more stability.
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    Thanks. This is good news. I just hope it's available in Nehru Place. Its overpriced in flipkart.
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    i knew i had seen you before. lol.
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    ?? Where?
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    Got the trio on 2nd december. Got corsair Vengeance 4GB 9-9-9-24, 1.5V instead of value select and Phenom II 560.
    Chip overclocks to 4 Ghz easily :rockout:
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    erodov maybe?
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    Yup, erodov, TE and TD perhaps :toast:

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