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Choosing A Motherboard

Posted by driveout on December 26, 2010


Alright, Motherboard which one is the right one for you?  To start when choosing a Mobo check all the slots and connections it offers for your needs. If the Mobo does not have a slot for two graphic cards and in the future your going to want another graphic card then obviously the Mobo is not the right one. In all honesty pick a good brand such as Gigabyte, Asus, Msi, ect.. and pick the one that best fits you.

Few examples would be if I need alot of usb connections take a look at the Mobo and see if it has 6 to 8 usb ports on the back because their going to get used up the most. Another one is am I ever going to Sli or Crossfire my graphic cards if so you want a Motherboard that has two slots or more for pci express 2.0. This goes for other slots as well such as am I going to use a sound card, if so then you need pci or pci express 1.0 slots. Are you guys seeing the pattern, basically choose all the main components first and lastly look at the Mobo and choose the one that supports all the parts and needs.

Heres a few things to keep in mind

Double check to see if the Mobo supports your Rams speed

If your going to have 2 or more graphic cards take a look at the speeds the Cards work when they are bridged together, as some Mobos work like this if your using 1 Gpu it runs at 16x but if you have 2 Gpus they run at 8x.

Dont forget to check if your Mobo supports your Cpu

Another couple things to look at is some Motherboards already come with built in Graphic cards, Usually those models will have a G on them and lastly look at the Northbridge and Southbridge Chipsets and read about them to find out what features they offer. If the chipset is Amd you probably want to stick with Ati graphic cards like mentioned before and if its an Nvidia then you probably want to combine it with Intel and Nvidia Graphic Card.

Thats all there is to Motherboards here are a few more articles if your interested.

http://www.build-your-own-computers.com/how-to-choose-a-motherboard.html

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/1876-choosing-the-right-motherboard

http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/mboardselect/ This one seems interesting might have to read it myself.

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