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need motherboard advice for a micro atx case

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by killatia, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. killatia New Member

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    i got an Antec LifeStyle ARIA case the other day and i was wondering if there any good micro atx motherboard to get? also the power supply has a 20-pin power connector and i know that motherboards are starting to come out with a 24-pin power connection; would that be a problem?
     
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    it all just depends on the cpu you use, and the maker of the board
    i for instance got an ECS RS482-M754 which does support a 20 pin power connection even though it is a 24 pin board
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813135209
    so it depends on if you want pci-express or agp and amd or intel
     
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    thats not a bad motherboard, but i am looking for one with socket 939 though.
     
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    looks good, is it compadabile with 20-pin power connectors though?
     
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    As long as you have a 12V connector you can plug the 20-pin into the 24-pin slot, then plug your 12V into the 12V connector on the motherboard.

    I don't think I would go with the ECS Board. I'm not confident with ECS' reliability, and frankly there are better chipsets than the Radeon XPress 200.
     
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    The aria is a nice case, I have one with a socket A board in it and it runs pretty well. One thing to consider with motherboards though is my board (K7S41GX) puts the CPU socket right under the aria's PSU and the relatively small stock heatsink just barely fits.

    So definitely look for a board with the socket near the middle instead of at the same edge that the PS/2 ports, etc. are on.

    Also I think the 24-pin connector adds 1 each +12V, +5V, +3.3V, and GND, the 20-pin already has a lot of the last 3 so as long as you go with Thermopylae_480's advice on the 4-pin 12V you should be fine.
     
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