Which mobo for this build? Tags: Motherboards DDR2 CPUs Product Last response: August 14, 2008 6:21 PM in Motherboards Share jones89 August 14, 2008 9:10:02 AM 1-These are the parts I have, the motherboard I am not 100% certain on, as I think I can get a worse and therefore cheaper one which will still meet my needs: Gigabyte GA-EX38-DS4 X38 Sockel 775 (Specs: http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_...) 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz FSB Support for DDR2 1200/1066/800/667MHz, ECC, non ECC memory modules. Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz (1333FSB) Corsair XMS2 Dominator Series DIMM Kit 4GB PC2-8500U CL5-5-5-15 (DDR2-1066) 2 x 2Gb sticks PNY GeForce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 2-Second question is, shouldn't the CPU and RAM speeds be the same or something? Or the Mobo and CPU speeds be the same? What is correct, and also, why? Essentially the question for this post is what mobo should i get/what mobo FSB should I get which will work best with all my other components? Thanks in advance! P.S. I read this post somewhere else on the Internet but it did not mention the mobo: "For Intel CPUs: 533MHz FSB = 133MHz 800MHz FSB = 200MHz 1066MHz FSB = 266MHz 1333MHz FSB = 333MHz For RAM: DDR266 = 133MHz DDR333 = 166MHz DDR400 = 200MHz DDR2-533 = 266MHz DDR2-667 = 333MHz DDR2-800 = 400MHz You should always strive for a 1:1 CPU RAM ratio. If you have an Intel 1066MHz FSB CPU, your RAM should run at 266MHz. So if you have DDR2-667 or DDR2-800, you should change the RAM settings in the BIOS to match the CPU freq of 266MHz." More about : mobo build E3210 August 14, 2008 9:36:14 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... The asus p5Q motherboard is also good. jones89 August 14, 2008 6:21:53 PM Bump Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which Z77 mobo for my build ? Forum Which Mobo for This Build ? Forum Which mobo should I get? Forum Which mobo to get ?? Forum Which MOBO ? Forum Which mobo to buy? Forum Will this setup work for new gaming rig? Which mobo ? Forum Which mobo ? Forum Which x58 mobo for my new build ? Please help... Forum Which mobo /AMD processor combo is better? Forum Which MOBO to use? Forum Which mobo to choose for FM2? Forum Which Mobo for my i5 build Forum Which Mobo for this build ? Forum New mobo for my build . Which brand Forum New build which mobo Forum $700 AMD 785 Mobo Gaming Build - which CPU/ Mobo /VGU/Ram works best? Forum HTPC AMD- build ... which mobo Asus vs. Gigabyte? Forum Best Motherboard for i7-3770 and GeForce 600 Ti? Forum Will this CPU fit into this motherboard? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !