best cpu for the mobo

justinups

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money dosent matter

i want to know what the best cpu for this mother board is i was thinking it was.

socket am3

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3400MHz 512KBx4 6MB Deneb 45nm C3 125W 4000 F5


http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_List.aspx?ProductID=3143

mobo is from newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394

current set up is

1 x GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

1 x AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX240OCGQBOX - Retail

1 x CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Desktop Memory Model CMD4GX2M2A1066C5 - Retail
 

dude_56013

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So? mATX MBs fit in all ATX cases. mATX is smaller than ATX. There might be a few exceptions, but I've never seen an ATX case that doesn't have the mounting holes for an mATX MB. I mean, getting an mATX would be kind of backwards if you ask me...especially if he wants to upgrade and get an ATX MB down the road.
 

dude_56013

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This. (notice what's listed under "motherboard compatibility")

Now, you do have a valid claim (as I said there are always exceptions), but the ones that don't LIST support for mATX are the no-name I'd-never-buy-this-unless-I-had-absolutely-no-money-or-knowledge cases (the Linkworld ones)
 

dude_56013

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Stock as in like from a manufacturer? i.e. HP, Dell, etc? Most of those types of towers ONLY support mATX and NOT ATX. Therefore, they cause problems when you want to upgrade to a MB that's ATX, as the case is not big enough to support it. It's been a while since I've worked with a manufacturer case that had an ATX MB installed, so I can't speak as to whether it supported mATX (the size isn't the problem, it's just whether or not the holes are there I believe).
 
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