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    Default Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Does anyone rock a mini-itx mobo? If so, what are you using? Trying to decided on a mobo for my wife's build. This is the mobo I am seriously considering: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-F2A85XN-WIFI FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
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    Suggestions needed: Ram, Motherboard, Wireless Keyboard, Wireless Mouse?

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    i would say my Biostar Hi-Fi A85W but thats a full board and i think my brother wants to trade me for it[what i dont know] as for ram what about G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB ) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 or G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-8GXM, and as for wireless keyboard and mouse i havent a clue i prefer wired no batteries so much nicer, as for motherboards: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard or ASUS F2A85-M PRO FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard have good newegg ratings

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Mini-ITX Form Factor. It's a BitFenix Prodigy. I don't feel like doing a full on case mod on this one. I will paint it, put a window on both sides. That's about it

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by saturn97 View Post
    Mini-ITX Form Factor. It's a BitFenix Prodigy. I don't feel like doing a full on case mod on this one. I will paint it, put a window on both sides. That's about it
    ok what about: MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard or ASRock FM2A85X-ITX FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by saturn97 View Post
    Does anyone rock a mini-itx mobo? If so, what are you using? Trying to decided on a mobo for my wife's build. This is the mobo I am seriously considering: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-F2A85XN-WIFI FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
    I already have these items:
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    BitFenix Prodigy
    Sapphire HD 7870XT w/boost 2GB
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64Mb Cache
    Enermax 550watt NAXN PSU

    Suggestions needed: Ram, Motherboard, Wireless Keyboard, Wireless Mouse?
    ram i say Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866 ram, the Gigabyte board looks good. not many options as far as FM2 Mini ITX boards. Also take a look at the Asrock FM2A85X-ITX board. keyboard and mouse i think is more personal choice.
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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    I always use wired keyboards and mice. This system is going to be hooked up to a tv so she can do her netflix, amazon, hulu, music and game. So these have to be wireless. I don't have much experience with them so I just don't know which way to go.

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Zach, which processor are you going with?? If anything, try to stay within the A85X chipset even on mITX boards, also APU systems are reayy depending on memory speeds. If you are going with a A10 5800K, stick to 1866MHz, since that is the native speed, if its a A10- 6800K, use its native speed to get the full potentional at 2133MHz.

    mITX boards are VERY VERY limited, I have yet to find any good ITX mobo in this form factor.
    Best small boards, is a MicroATX that has been good, Allot of ppl seem to have issues with mITX in this socket.

    the A8 6600k is only native to 1866mhz, so I would get the max native speed so you get the benefits of the processor, however, with the money you are spending already, I would bump it up to the A10-6800k for better performance.

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Too bad you dont have the MicroATX Prodigy, you'd have a lot more options.
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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeBlack View Post
    Too bad you dont have the MicroATX Prodigy, you'd have a lot more options.
    BitFenix is releasing a Prodigy in a micro-atx form factor very soon. Kenny I have a AMD A8-6600k, I was thinking of a 2133Mhz 8GB kit

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

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    Zach, if you take look at the chart, the 2133Mhz kit won't do you any good, the CPU is only capable of handling 1866MHz at the MAX. So the 2133Mhz kit will be a waste of money.
    If you are set on that chip, then stick with 1866MHz kit, Even if you got a 2133Mhz kit, it will be down clocked to 1866Mhz anyways. Save the money and use it on something else..

    As I said before, the ONLY ship that can handle 2133Mhz memory is the A10-6800K.
    Just wanted to let you know so you don't waste money on unneed things...

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    Default Re: Looking for mini-itx AMD socket FM2 opinions?

    Yeah I won the chip and I figured I would put it to good use. I'll look into the 1866Mhz Ram.

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