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September 6, 2009 3:43:57 AM

Could you tell me which motherboard is better and if you know of any other mobos that are just as good or better please let me know, the links to the motherboards ill put below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance :) 

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September 6, 2009 4:01:56 AM

smithinator101 said:
Could you tell me which motherboard is better and if you know of any other mobos that are just as good or better please let me know, the links to the motherboards ill put below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or.....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks in advance :) 


personal preference here goes to xfx, but info such as what ur thinking about sli and what your specs are/will be would be very helpful to well... help you
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September 6, 2009 4:07:55 AM

Yes we need a lot more information. What graphics cards do you plan to use?
Do the 2 PCI-E x16 slots both need to be full x16 bandwidth or can one of the m be x8? What is the max video card you expect to have on it - in terms of today’s cards? It makes a significant difference in what boards cost and which you can consider.

Another key question is if you want to graphics cards - do you know if it will be nVidia or AMD or do you need one that supports both? That can make a huge difference in which board to go with.

Do you plan to OC – and how much?

You might find these reviews of groups of boards informative - if nothing else they will help you understand that different boards have different feature sets so what is the best board depends in part on your preferences:

[Also note that some of these articles are very long- but you can shorten the time considerably by going to the conclusion first and then using that to suggest which boards to look at in more detail]

11-Way P45 Motherboard Shootout (not full 2 slot x16 on P45)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-p45-motherboa...

X48 Motherboard Comparison [these are true double x16 boards]
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x48-motherboard-com...

X48 Motherboard Comparison, Part 2
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x48-motherboard,194...

X38 Comparison Part 1: DDR2 Motherboards
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x38-comparison-part...

X38 Comparison Part 2: DDR3 Motherboards
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x38-comparison-part...
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September 6, 2009 4:13:30 AM

quality post for 12:30 rocky hah
September 6, 2009 4:17:10 AM

I plan to have a ati 4890 or the nividia equivalent, a core 2 duo 3.16GHZ, 4 GB of ram either ddr2 or ddr3 depending on the board and around a 750-850 watt power supply. I plan to use the PC for high end gaming, i don't overclock and one day i would like to add a second graphics card, i hope this gives you the information you required, thanks for the help.

P.s i would like them both to be x16 but it is not a major deciding factor
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