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Old 02-25-2015, 02:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes, that's the same board.

And yes, Micro ATX is the form factor of the board.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for clearing that up.

I'm curious as to why the motherboard is so cheap. Are motherboards usually cheap I think my current one is more expensive that this one
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It's so cheap because H81 is the low end chipset. It has more features than most AMD boards though.
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:30 AM   #24 (permalink)
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So I guess its not future proof. Although for that price it doesnt really matter.
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Yes it is. You can put the latest i7 on there (4790k), any GPU you want, has SATA3 and USB3, and a 16x PCI-E 3 slot. With Intel boards you get all the best basic features even at the lowest end of the pole but you can still build a top end rig with the lowest end board and it'll run at 100%. The only problem with it really isn't much a problem, and that's a 16GB cap. 16GB is more than plenty for all typical users and gamers.
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