Does anyone know if the Asus M5A78L motherboard is compatible with a 8 core AMD bulldozer? The sockets are the same, but from what I can find the motherboard supports most AM3+ processors. If anyone knows I would appreciate it if you could help.
maybe? the m-atx am3+ mobos are all pretty crappy. a 970 or 990fx NB is what you want, and those only come in atx sizes. none of the matx ones have usb3.0, let alone 6g sata. hell, it only has 2 fan headers, and only 4 rear usb 2.0.
you can get a 970 atx mobo for $5 more, and it will be far better.
I suggest spending a little more, and get a 970 atx.