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. gearboy August 14, 2011 2:30:02 PM Thanks for the advice. This should get me in the right direction. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed advice on x79 mobo choice for a new build Forumneed urgent advice on mobo choice please help ForumNeed some opinions on a Mobo /Cpu choice htpc Forumneed new mobo choice please. ForumNeed Help With Mobo Choice Please ForumNeed help with mobo choice ... ForumQ. about OC-ing and mobo choice ForumHi people i need help to do the best choice ForumPhotographer need help with mobo choices ForumAFFECT OF number of SATA CABLES in choice of mobo and psu ForumHelp with Mobo choice ForumNeed motherboard choice help ! ForumNeed help Making GFX card choice ! ForumAudio production mobo ....is this AM3+ a good choice ? ForumNeed Memory Choice Help ForumHelp updating BIOS ForumReplacing Mobo ForumProblem at booting with USB keyboard Forum[Solved] Good OC mobo Forum[Solved] Ram help needed More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !