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Why so many motherboard models?

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July 3, 2010 12:23:45 AM

:whistle:  Newbie in the process of gathering parts for a computer build. Most components are pretty staright forward, just buy the best my budget will allow. But when it comes to the mobo it gets a bit confusing. There are just so many models, even by the same manufacturer that really are virtualy identical in specs. I cant understand for the life of me why they churn out a number of boards with different model numbers that really are pretty much the same. Gigabyte for example turn out just so many boards that when you really get down to it are jaust about all the same. Its got me beat. :whistle: 

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July 3, 2010 12:29:44 AM

Newbie mistake, im assuming you cant actually afford to buy the most expensive of every componant, so what you need to do, is spend monies on differnt peices that will give u the best performance / dollar
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July 3, 2010 1:02:24 AM

I think AMD builds are much easier to understand the motherboard simply by reading the model #.

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July 3, 2010 10:54:29 AM

cmcghee358 said:
I think AMD builds are much easier to understand the motherboard simply by reading the model #.


Hi!,
I can understand what the various models are, but what I am getting at is the sheer number of mobos with almost the exact same specs. By that I mean if you were to put the same graphics card / cpu / memory etc into a dozen different boards of approx the same price from the same manufacturer, the performance data would be almost identical.
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July 3, 2010 11:29:17 AM

Something for everybody ...

If all of those models didn't sell enough, the manufaturers would not be making them.

And then, consider: with automated production lines, it doesn't cost anything more to produce slightly different models.
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