Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by techbuzz, May 24, 2007.
Anyone know of a decent micro atx gaming system board? Thanks!
man i have asus k8v-vm via m890 micro atx and the performance .....are not very good
If you're planning on going the SFF route, then of course, Shuttle is a great choice. I know their barebones systems can usually be pretty good performers.
If you're simply going to get a mATX case, and need a board to go with it, then try to get boards heavily based on their ATX counterparts. The performance difference should be little, if any at all (hopefully), but I don't have any specific boards in mind.
I have no idea for Intel but for AMD, Biostar's TForce boards are great. They have some matx boards that have good oc' in the bios. They have nVidias new 7000 igp and AMD's new 690G, along with a few nVidia 6000 boards to choose from. I have the TForce 939 6100 with a 3700+ San Diego in it. It is a great board.
I have been spying the TForce 690G board. It looks pretty tempting imo.
Of course you will need to add a good pci-e video card with all these boards to game.
Micros are just as fast as desktops - half my systems are micros.
That said, the motherboard chipset should be your big concern - if you get a via mobo, its not going to be fast. If you get an Intel 965 chipset or an Nvidia Nforce 4/5 chipset, performance is going to be just peachy - and some mATX boards OC wonderfully (DFI RS482, for example)
For what socket?
perhaps this? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127023
found a good thread for this topic: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=900405
edit, according to that, your second choice is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131044&ATT=13-131-044&CMP=OTC-Froogle
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