A thread that may lead to building my own super duper computer

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by ssal, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. ssal

    ssal Member

    I guess this may be a place to start.
    The first question is, the motherboard (this forum) is where people are thinking of building their own machine? Otherwise why do you want to talk about motherboard?

    Am I right?
  2. Sophocles

    Sophocles VIP Member

    The first thing you should do is asses how you intend to use the computer. If you're anything like many of us you will assume you're going to use it for virtually everything but reheating old stew. If you're going to be doing something such as overclocking, gaming, or intense video reencoding or transcoding then it's a good idea to look for a board with an 8 phase power design so that it can handle the heat. Now Gigabyte used to use heavy duty caps with a four phase arrays on some their boards that are capable of handling a fair amount of heat. As you probably know a board can cost between $90 and $300 so asses your needs and then think about your budget. I just built a new system using using an Asrock X370 X gaming board although I do very little gaming, but I do engage in a lot of video creation and reencoding. This is my first Asrock board but it has an 8 phase power design, and if it's good for extended gaming, then it's good for overclocking and video manipulation. If my memory serves it sells for about $150. Good luck! One last thought, I decided to go with a Ryzen 7 1700 8 core because for my use a reasonable power multi-core processor gave me the best bang for the buck.
  3. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

    Your question is weird.
    Darren, aldan and johnb35 like this.
  4. AndyDrue

    AndyDrue New Member

    What you talking about?
  5. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

    There are other reasons, such as a motherboard issue, or to talk about a board that looks super fancy, or maybe a manufacturer had a bad run and is highly prone to issues and you post here as a warning. There are plenty of reasons to talk about motherboards.
  6. Kitsune

    Kitsune Member

    ^ I agree, there's a hundred thousand reasons to talk about a motherboard as it is the single most important component in any and every computer, and (anymore) any electronic, on planet earth :)

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