I'm building a new computer (like most people who ask questions here are doing) and cannot decide on a motherboard. There are so many options....here are my major requirements:
It's going to be a gaming machine/workstation.
Needs to support Crossfire in case i feel like getting another ATI HD4870 video card
Good onboard sound
No onboard video
Overclocking ability would be nice, but I'm not a hardcore overclocker.
Your suggestions? I have no real company preference either, although Abit/Asus/Gigabyte are my favorites.
Hi there, read the above with interest as i'm starting to plan a build surrounding the Q9300. How would the asus p5k premium/wifi compare with giagbyte x48-ds4? I'm a complete noob and the array of motherboards is confusing me. I'm basically after the requirements as tmeltdown but would like onboard wifi, not fussed with overclocking either.
I wouldn't buy the P5K or any other P35-based motherboard any more. OK, maybe if the computer is not for gaming and it runs a card like 8800GT or HD3870 or less. For recent cards you should get something with PCI-E 2 slots.
You can always just buy a Wi-Fi card (PCI for example).
What's your budget? Will you play games on the PC?