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Which motherboard is best for games, multimedia?

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June 17, 2009 10:01:36 AM


1. ASUS Rampage II Extreme Motherboard
2. EVGA X58 Classified 141-BL-E760 Motherboard
3. ASUS Rampage II GENE mATX Motherboard
4. Gigabyte GA-EX58-EXTREME Motherboard
5. ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Motherboard
6. DFI LanParty UT-X58-T3EH8 Motherboard
7. Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 Motherboard
8. XFX X58i Motherboard MB-X58I-CH19
9. ASUS P6T Motherboard

q1: which motherboard is best for games?
q2: which motherboard is best for multimedia?
q3: which motherboard has best value and performance?
q4: which motherboard is the easiest too use for beginners?
q5: which motherboard would be most worth while for all the trouble?
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June 17, 2009 10:58:05 AM

Depends on how much you are willing to spend for the mobo...
And from your questions, the best options would be the ASUS P6T/ ASUS Rampage II Gene...
The Gene performas little better than the P6T though...but has 2 pcie slots compared to 3 but would be using more than 2 graphics card ???
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/rampage-gene-lanpar...
And more than the mobo, the major factor for good performance in games and multimedia are the CPU and the graphics card...

1. ASUS Rampage II Extreme - Mainly for enthusiasts for extreme overclock...
2. EVGA - Is a good option too.
3. ASUS Gene - A very good board with nice features.
4. Gigabyte Extreme - Again mainly targeted for enthusiasts who want to water-cool everything...
5. ASUS P6T Deluxe - Was the favourite among the system builders till P6T arrived.
6. DFI - A nice mobo but not preferred over the P6T
7. Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 - A good alternative for the P6T Deluxe V2
8. XFX - Not seen much good reviews about this board.
9. ASUS P6T - One of the best X58 out there...
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June 17, 2009 11:47:41 AM

Perhaps you should also post the following:

Budget
CrossFire/SLI requirements
Are you going to be overclocking
Any other special requirements

If you are not going to be overclocking and are running either a single GPU or a CrossFire setup, go for the cheapest X58 motherboard you can locate.
They will all work the same and have similar feature sets at that point.

If you plan on extreme overclocking, want to run SLI or have any special requirements, please post them and we can better assist you in choosing the proper motherboard.
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June 18, 2009 7:09:09 AM

Hey what About Intel DX58 Smack over is it good for gaming ?!?! not hardcore gaming but will it Do above the average performance ??
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a b Ĉ ASUS
June 18, 2009 7:35:35 AM

If you are not overclocking, do not require SLI and have no special requirements of the motherboard (ex. 3+ PCIe slots, eSATA, special onbaord features, etc.) all X58 motherboards will give you nearly identical performance.
So, if you do not plan on doing any of the above, yes the Intel DX58 will work just fine for your gaming rig.
June 18, 2009 8:31:24 AM

oh yeah, i'll be overclocking my cpu and graphics card and my ram :) 

i want to use e-sata for my hard drive and equip 2 gtx 275.

should i take a chance and go with asus rampage extreme ii?

do you know if their would be anything major bugs? like overclocking



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June 18, 2009 12:43:27 PM

Quote:
I could list few of them here:

Alienware AREA 51 Clevo M7700 D900T Laptop Motherboard ver 5.3
Alienware AREA 51 M7700 D900T Laptop Motherboard Version 6.1
Clevo D900T MB v6.1 - Motherboard
ProStar 9068 Clevo D900T v5.3 - Motherboard

These are few good specific gaming laptop motherboards



A good gaming laptop motherboard? There is no such thing.
June 21, 2009 5:26:51 AM

is there bugs on the asus motherboards for overclocking the i7 core
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