Im making a micro computer 4 games becasue me and my friends will have a lan party once and a while so i wanted my comp to b portable so i disided on a Micro Comp. I found this nice Mobo but im having trouble on wether it good enough 4 the Core 2 Duo E6300 im going ot get?
I'm in the market for a microATX Conroe board as well right now and I can tell you that there isn't much of a selection currently. About the only decent board would be the Gigabyte on NewEgg for around $95. I think it's the same one linked to ZipZoomFly by KBM. That Intel board looks like a viable option as well.
Not a single board has firewire built in at the present (much to my annoyance...). I suppose I can fork out the $10 for a PCI card, but then one of my precious two PCI slots is gone
What about that Intel board with 946G chipset? I am a longtime AMD guy into mild overclocking and considering going C2D. Would an Intel board be necessarily bad for OC? I seem to recall a longtime ago they were NOT considered OC-friendly!
According to a review at NewEgg the Intel board doesn't support any RAM except 1.8V. As you've probably noticed, most good RAM is 1.9V-2.2V and if you want to overclock you'll want to be able to mess with the mem voltage I'm sure.
I don't see anything about the Gigabyte board being good for overclocking either though, so it's a tough call. I don't see any reviews when I Google "GA-945GM-S2".
If nothing else, I'd still go with the Gigabyte for the Gigabit LAN and for the chance that there might be more overclocking friendly options on the board.
What you say was true.. That is why G965 motherboards were
not released during conroe launch. Intel has fixed the problem
in C2 stepping of the G965 chipset and the customers will only
get the new C2 stepping. Old steppings are not released for public.