Hi Guys, I currently deciding on what PC to get. I am a long time AMD fan but in recent news ever since the Core 2 came out and killed the AMD so badly I'm leaning more to the E6400.
I wanted to know what MB to for if using the E6400. I know my AMD stuff but when it comes to Intel I'm completely lost. I have access to the Gigabyte and Intel boards. Not sure what to go for. I know I should go for a board that can use DDR2 800 but other than that...
Please can I get some suggestions. Oh yes. I'm also interested in overclocking. So the board has to be pretty decent at overclocking also.
Could you please provide a budget as well as what you would like to get out of the motherboard? For example, if you just surf the net, a cheap mATX board with onboard graphics might be in order. Do you need firewire? Are you really limited to Gigabyte and Intel brands?
Howzit...Buget is not really an issue...due to the fact that 'm buying everything piece by piece and also i'm in South Africa so the pricing structure here is a little bit different to you guys. I already have an Nvidia 6600GT PCI-e. Looking to get bout a 2.8Ghz clock out of the chip. Unfortunately I am currently limited to Gigabyte and Intel cos I buy directly from the dealers.
I quoted the DS3, you said the S3. S3 is a little cheaper(117 vs 143) and only difference i can see is that it doesn't have a RAID controller. If you see any other difference that I may have missed, post for the OP.
Also...what is the difference between solid state caps and normal caps? Is there really a difference?
supposedly only in durability.
Conventional cap mobos are expected to last 3-4 years & the solid ones add 1-2 years to that.
Btw nobody has mentioned the Gigabyte DS4 which is probably the 1 that I would opt for if going 965 (it & the Biostar Tforce 965sare not available in the US cyrrently) - I'm probably going 975 & a 6600 though.