Need help with Mobo choice Tags: Motherboards Last response: August 14, 2011 2:30 PM in Motherboards Share gearboy August 7, 2011 8:22:12 AM Looking to match an ATX Mobo with AMD X4 955BE in the $100-$125 range. I'm a newbie and having hard time wading thru all the the different choices. This will be used for gaming/general computing. Here's what I think I need. Bus speed (fastest I can get for the buck) 2 pcie x16 slots for crossfire (Is there a huge diference between 2X16 and 2X8? I'll be running 2 HD4850 1gig ddr3 GPUs. Will probably update cards in a year or two.) Up to 16gigs of DDR3 ram (looking to intially use 4-8 gigs of what is the best deal/fastest at time of purchase and more later if needed) Gigabyte Lan 6 sata connections (at least 4). 1 esata connection (looking to put optical drive in an enclosure). 2 3.0 usb Onboard audio is fine. Any suggestions/recommendations would be helpful. More about : mobo choice geekapproved a b V Motherboard August 7, 2011 3:01:26 PM Werner123 is offering you great advice. m 0 l gearboy August 14, 2011 2:30:02 PM Thanks for the advice. This should get me in the right direction. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources need urgent advice on mobo choice please help Forum Need help with mobo choice... Forum Need Help With Mobo Choice Please Forum SolvedNeed to decide on MoBo tonight! Please help between these choices... Forum SolvedMOBO choice help Forum SolvedPlease help with ram choice on Z87 - G45 mobo Forum SolvedI need help with the choice of two monitors Forum Need another choice for mobo Forum SolvedHelp with MOBO choice please... Forum Photographer need help with mobo choices Forum SolvedNeed help with my pc part choice Forum SolvedNeed Help With PSU Wattage Choice Forum SolvedMonitor Choice (Need Help Badly) Forum SolvedNeed help with Motherboard choice Forum SolvedNeed Help with a GPU choice. Forum SolvedUpgrading need help with amd/intel choice and more based on price Forum Solvedneed help with a cpu upgrade choice Forum SolvedHELP! Need help narrowing down choice on budget laptop Forum SolvedAsus Z87/H87 Board Choice, Need HELP!! Forum SolvedNeed help with fan choice for my rads Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !