Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

What mother board should I get?

Tags:
  • Motherboards
  • Intel
  • Product
Last response: in Motherboards
Share
April 18, 2012 8:40:11 PM

I would like to get a Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4 - 3.8Ghz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor INtel HD Graphics 2000. I was hoping that someone in this forum could point me in the right direction for a mother board.

I am currently looking on new egg for a motherboard but when I get to power search there are north bridge and south bridge types. can someone help me with choosing the right one?

Also I am confused with how many pins in a memory slot. (like what is the standard?)

If someone could help me out it would be appriceated very much! Thank you!

More about : mother board

a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2012 8:46:57 PM

The newest boards have the Z77 north bridge, so start there. Z68 North bridge boards are also a decent choice. These boards will use 1.5volt 240 pin DDR3 Dual Channel RAM.
Score
0
April 18, 2012 8:49:40 PM

For i7-2600, you can choose either H67 or Z68. H67 is almost EOL, and lacks certain minor functionality. For non-K version CPU, the only difference between H and Z is the limited overclock. With H OC is impossible, and with Z you can OC about 400MHz.

For memory slot pin, the current x86 desktops have only 240 pin DDR3 configuration. When you search for memory, the most of them will fall in this category anyway. Other categories are either SODIMM, which is for laptop, or Apple.

If your comment about memory is about the number of memory slots available, the current main-stream motherboards have either 2 or 4 of them. For expandibility, 4 is receommended.
Score
0
Related resources
April 18, 2012 8:54:39 PM

Thank you for the quick replies! I have found this mother board, as it seems to fit my needs...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-...

I would like to know if this is a good choice though. and also I forgot to mention this when I posted the thread. I will be playing 3D games as well as 3D modeling, will this core suit that or can I get a cheaper one?
Score
0

Best solution

a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2012 8:55:21 PM
Share
April 18, 2012 9:01:42 PM

THANK YOU!!!! I cannot wait to be as knowledgeable as all of you and start helping other people! you guys are amazing and the best!
Score
0
April 18, 2012 9:03:57 PM

majorawsome said:
Thank you for the quick replies! I have found this mother board, as it seems to fit my needs...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-128-...

I would like to know if this is a good choice though. and also I forgot to mention this when I posted the thread. I will be playing 3D games as well as 3D modeling, will this core suit that or can I get a cheaper one?


When you say 3D game, you mean 3d-stereo, or just 3d'fied on 2d screen? For 3d-stereo, you need 3d monitor setup. You should be concerned with graphics card rather than CPU for such question, although for 3d-modelling CPU may be more relevant question.
Score
0
April 18, 2012 9:05:48 PM

Best answer selected by majorawsome.
Score
0
April 18, 2012 9:10:29 PM

MKBL said:
When you say 3D game, you mean 3d-stereo, or just 3d'fied on 2d screen? For 3d-stereo, you need 3d monitor setup. You should be concerned with graphics card rather than CPU for such question, although for 3d-modelling CPU may be more relevant question.

I mean like playing crysis 2 and also modeling 3d (using blender). I also have a graphics card picked out but I will reconsider it because of the new motherboard
Score
0
a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2012 9:14:01 PM

Happy to help! which graphics cards were you looking at?
Score
0
April 18, 2012 9:26:30 PM

I was looking at the HD Radeon 6970, to be exact, this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I used the Ati website to find a card, I choose that one because I heard that the 7000 series wasn't that much better. The main thing I am interested in is the performance for games, I will learn 3d development in 2013 (or whenever I get done learning c++, then directX then creating a 2d game with c++ and directx)
Score
0
April 18, 2012 9:33:24 PM

Don't mind if I do. . :) 
Also, haha, one more question. Are sound cards compatiable with every motherboard, or is it like processors and needing a specific board?
Score
0
a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2012 9:37:26 PM

sound cards work with any motherboard that has the correct slot. most of these go in a pci or pcie x1. however, they are rarely necessary. Really what they do is process the systems sound so the cpu doesn't have to. with the i7-2600k you will not have any problems with that, so i don't think you should get one. :) 
Score
0
April 18, 2012 9:42:09 PM

Thanks!
Score
0
a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2012 9:43:58 PM

no problem anytime!
Score
0
a c 329 V Motherboard
April 19, 2012 1:31:34 AM

This topic has been closed by Nikorr
Score
0
!