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Mobo recommendation (mATX)

Postby Ryn » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:44 am

Hi guys, it's been a long time since I last posted.

Anyway, I need a recommendation for a mATX mobo. I will be using this for my HTPC (and possibly a VMWare platform). With this, I will be needing the following specs:

- Intel Platform (i3,i5,i7), AMD will also do
- HDMI Port
- SPDIF/Optical audio
- Supports up t0 32GB RAM preferrably (16GB would be the least)
- 4x SATA ports

As much as possible, I would like to stick with Asus, ASRock, MSI, and Gigabyte since those are the ones that are largely available in our area.

I was looking at the Asus Maximus but it is quite expensive, if there is a more affordable one that would be better.

If you can recommend me a good HTPC case that will fit at least 3xHDD, that would be very much helpful as well.

Thanks in advance guys!

Cheers :D
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Postby evasive » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:51 am

the Maximus is a gaming board, not HTPC/server. You may want to have a look at Workstation series of boards from Asus instead.
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Postby Ryn » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:12 am

evasive wrote:the Maximus is a gaming board, not HTPC/server. You may want to have a look at Workstation series of boards from Asus instead.


I just wanted to clarify, I am not using this as a server, but I will be using this to practice with VMWare stuff, hence the amount of RAM that I needed.
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Postby Mr T » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:18 am

Intel

AMD FM2

Reliable boards...
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