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June 29, 2014 8:47:34 AM

Hello,

What gaming specific features should be taken into consideration when selecting a motherboard for a gaming desktop?

Do the things which need to be looked at as a gamer selecting a motherboard change based on amd or intel chipset ?

How to figure out that the components I select are in harmony and no one is bottlenecking the system?

Preferably can such harmonised system be possible under $1000?

If such a system is made, how many approx years of futureproof status would it have in case of gaming..

thanks

thanks.

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June 29, 2014 8:48:57 AM

whats your budget and country of origin?

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June 29, 2014 9:04:04 AM

Only real thing you need to look at IMO is whether it is an OC'able Mobo and Has some Sata 6gb/s ports so that things like your memory arent limited. And most likely if your Mobo can be OC'd any RAM you get should be supported regarless of speed.

No things dont change between the chipsets its basically just the cpu socket

Most components you get will be perfectly fine with each other. Bottlenecking doesnt really happen much anymore unless you were to match like a Pentium G3220 Duo-Core with something like a GTX 780 ti so dont worry so much about it. And whether they're in "harmony" ( im guessing compatible ) you can check on pcpartpicker.com make you planned build and it will tell you if any components are incompatable.

Yes you can make a Very good "harmonised" system for $1000 thats like the perfect sweet spot.

With a budget like this you can probably squeeze in an r9 290 if not an r9 280x and that should last you like 2-2.5 years every game ultra then around another 2 running everything High (assuming you go with the R9 290
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June 29, 2014 10:29:26 AM

iceclock said:
whats your budget and country of origin?



Budget $1000, Country India .. so generally comes to Rs 60,000 in my native currency.
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June 29, 2014 10:35:09 AM

xTempered said:
Only real thing you need to look at IMO is whether it is an OC'able Mobo and Has some Sata 6gb/s ports so that things like your memory arent limited. And most likely if your Mobo can be OC'd any RAM you get should be supported regarless of speed.

No things dont change between the chipsets its basically just the cpu socket

Most components you get will be perfectly fine with each other. Bottlenecking doesnt really happen much anymore unless you were to match like a Pentium G3220 Duo-Core with something like a GTX 780 ti so dont worry so much about it. And whether they're in "harmony" ( im guessing compatible ) you can check on pcpartpicker.com make you planned build and it will tell you if any components are incompatable.

Yes you can make a Very good "harmonised" system for $1000 thats like the perfect sweet spot.

With a budget like this you can probably squeeze in an r9 290 if not an r9 280x and that should last you like 2-2.5 years every game ultra then around another 2 running everything High (assuming you go with the R9 290


Thanks SO much =) .. also, is it true that its better to use ATI cards on AMD based cpu and Gfx cards on intel based cpu? If such is only a rumour no issues, but if yes, I would like to find out why .. I mean just because AMD and ATI are kind of same parent company .. so they work better with each other?

and its SO perfect that you said ... "should last you like 2-2.5 years every game ultra then around another 2 running everything High " .. exactly what I am looking for =)

Also, I have to mention that I am absolutely not into overclocking because of course $1000 is not a small sum of money for me and because heat can damage the system, I just dont want to risk that on my system .. I would never be overclocking the cpu, gpu or any other thing that is overclockable .. I am just to0 scared of it =)
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June 29, 2014 1:03:01 PM

MrCasualGamer said:
xTempered said:
Only real thing you need to look at IMO is whether it is an OC'able Mobo and Has some Sata 6gb/s ports so that things like your memory arent limited. And most likely if your Mobo can be OC'd any RAM you get should be supported regarless of speed.

No things dont change between the chipsets its basically just the cpu socket

Most components you get will be perfectly fine with each other. Bottlenecking doesnt really happen much anymore unless you were to match like a Pentium G3220 Duo-Core with something like a GTX 780 ti so dont worry so much about it. And whether they're in "harmony" ( im guessing compatible ) you can check on pcpartpicker.com make you planned build and it will tell you if any components are incompatable.

Yes you can make a Very good "harmonised" system for $1000 thats like the perfect sweet spot.

With a budget like this you can probably squeeze in an r9 290 if not an r9 280x and that should last you like 2-2.5 years every game ultra then around another 2 running everything High (assuming you go with the R9 290


Thanks SO much =) .. also, is it true that its better to use ATI cards on AMD based cpu and Gfx cards on intel based cpu? If such is only a rumour no issues, but if yes, I would like to find out why .. I mean just because AMD and ATI are kind of same parent company .. so they work better with each other?

and its SO perfect that you said ... "should last you like 2-2.5 years every game ultra then around another 2 running everything High " .. exactly what I am looking for =)

Also, I have to mention that I am absolutely not into overclocking because of course $1000 is not a small sum of money for me and because heat can damage the system, I just dont want to risk that on my system .. I would never be overclocking the cpu, gpu or any other thing that is overclockable .. I am just to0 scared of it =)


There is certain reasons to go with ATI cards with AMD cpus but I'm not to sure if its the same with intel. The thing is that people sometimes go with ATI cards w/ AMD cpus because they usually get an APU and then get a cheap-ish card to run in a sort of virtual crossfire with the APUs integrated graphics but if your not getting an APU then the GPU you go with is really just up to your preference.

Also as a side note. Even if you dont plan on OC'ing I suggest you get an Aftermarket CPU cooler something cheap and very good is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. Im ignorant when it comes to other countries climates but Im guessing It could get rather hot since you said your from India and if possible try getting an extra case fan. Though im not educated in Indian climates if you live in an area that gets really hot or is consistently hot I suggest going with a High-er end Nvidia GPU something in the 700 series (760,770) than AMD GPu because they are much cooler than something like the AMD R9 Series cards about 15-20°C cooler for each comparable gpu from each company
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