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 SolvedWhich CPU + Mobo with my current build Forum SolvedWhich Asus Z87 mobo for heavy data processing / statistics software workstation build? Forum SolvedOpen build with asrock mobo - which pins to short for power button? Forum SolvedWhich Z77 mobo for my build? Forum Which mobo is better for my build Forum which mobo for my build? Forum SolvedWhich Mobo for new I7 920 build? Forum SolvedWhich Mobo for new I7 920 build? Forum Thoughts on this build + and which mobo? Forum New build, not sure which mobo to go with Forum Which mobo is best for my build? Forum Which mini itx mobo to get? bitfenix prodigy build Forum New Build - Which MoBo Updates/Software do I need? Forum Which mobo is better for my gaming build? Forum Need help finding out which processor and MOBO I need for my build. Forum SolvedThinking about building a SLI setup. Which mobo would you recommend? Forum Building a Gaming computer [Which Mobo] Forum Which Mobo for This Build? Forum New mobo for my build .Which brand Forum Which <$200 Mobo for new build Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !