New motherboard... advice?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Crazydude185, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Crazydude185

    Crazydude185 New Member

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  2. StrangleHold

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    AMD or Intel
     
  3. Diamondsleeper

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    No way of providing you any advice because you have'nt provided enough info about your CPU etc.
     
  4. Crazydude185

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    actually there is plenty of advice... fool... its a new tower so obviously im building one... i suppose i could of said its for gaming but i doubt that makes a difference and i gave you the website with the specs of the tower... so yea there was enough info...quit trying to build up your posts on my thread
     
  5. PC eye

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    You won't get far with that attitude when people are making a simple inquiry. :rolleyes:

    The brand of case is one thing while the power supplies they make are another. Before deciding on a board you may want to select a good brand supply to go with. For a gaming build you would want a good stable supply with the extra kick provided by a 500w or higher powered supply.

    For makes of boards Asus, MSI, Gigabyte, and just a few others are the top brands. Asus does offer the best online support for updates and drivers while some of their models have been seeing defects lately.
     
  6. Cromewell

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    One thing with Asus, their download site is painfully slow.
     
  7. PC eye

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    That depends on the time of day or night and how busy their servers are. You can go to other site with freewares and have it take 4444444 eeeevvver just to have a page open. Your own ISP's servers can often be bogged down as well.
     
  8. Cromewell

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    That's true but I've noticed Asus to be extremely slow at any time. I'm not the only one either. And yes, all those underlines are links..For the THG link it's near the end of that page.
     
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  9. PC eye

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    Well that was different. Don't forget everywhere Asus boards are sold is a place where people will be going to the support for updates, utilities, and any tech support they need for problems. How places around the globe run Asus boards? :confused: :confused: :confused: :eek: That sums it up! :p
     
  10. Archangel

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    erm... right.. First of all,.. ive seen enough people getting a 'new tower' and just putted the pc they already had in there. especially with those kind of cases, because they 'upgrade' from a plain case to such a unit, because they like the looks better.. so maybe you should just provide more info, because some people dont really like making suggestions right out of the blue, by improvising the situation.

    further,,.. whats your budget for the complete pc ( since you said you're building one) because i gues the processor choice is quite important for the motherboard choice,.. and for that, a budget would be nice.. ;)
     
  11. Diamondsleeper

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    OK then. I'll pretend you weren't just sucha ass. Most people will at least give a basic idea of what they are trying accomplish overall. So apparently you don't have a preference between AMD, Intel or whatever. Building up posts? Thats just it. If I were trying to just build up post I would have actually just gave you a M.B. out of the blue but I don't see how that would help you because it depends on what you want to do with your computer. Good luck :cool:
     
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  12. Saurian

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    x2. Do you have attitude problems? We have to have a BUDGET, a PREFERENCE IN PROCESSOR, basically A CLUE as to what you want. An ATX tower, being *ATX*, fits ALL *ATX*-specified motherboards. :rolleyes:

    That said, I think this would be a great addition to your nice new tower. It's even DFI! Clicky 60 bucks shipped, not a bad price. :p




    ...:D :D
     
  13. StrangleHold

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    Here you go smart ass!! :mad:

    http://gearlog.com/blogs/gearlog/archive/2006/05/03/walmart.aspx
     
  14. Saurian

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    I think mine was better. :)
     
  15. Crazydude185

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    well i wasnt trying to be a smart ass i suppose i was just tired when i wrote the post... and i responded to his post in a smart ass way i guess because i thought he was just trying to act smarter than he really was... but i guess you guys are right... i was thinking about a 200 dollar processor (amd preferably) but sorry about the post early i guess i was just in a bad mood ... so a 100 for the mobo and 200ish for the processor.
     
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    It takes alot to admit when you're in the wrong, esp at your age. :) Good job.

    That said, why do you want AMD. Haven't you seen all the posts on the board about the Core 2 Duo and how it blows away AMD's current offerings? These aren't deceitful, either. Highly overcockable, cool-running, and mindboggling powerful, a crazy jump over what we had before. And, the E6300 (lowest offering) offers you all of this at a great price. That said, if you are getting either an AMD or an Intel processor, you're going to be getting a great computer with those kinds of stats. What graphics card do you have? What ram do you have at the moment? Those are two big things for the performance of the computer, as well.

    AMD Build
    Athlon X2 3800 (65W) $160
    Asus M2N-E $93

    Intel Build
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $180
    Gigabyte P965 S3 $118

    Now, with both of these you will need DDR2 memory, and GOOD memory. That's why I'm going to link you to some Corsair 2x512MB modules. Corsair seems to be almost completely compatible with most motherboards, almost never has problems. Almost. Corsair 1 GB DDR2800Mhz Dual Channel Kit.

    The other thing may be a video card, but that's got ALOT of personal preferrence in it, so I won't bother posting anything on that.

    Now, you get ALOT for your extra ~45 dollars spent on the Core 2 Duo vs the Athlon. The C2D offers way more performance for the dollar. Many of them seem to be able to overclock effortlessly to close to 3Ghz on the stock cooling. That motherboard is capable of pushing good overclocks, and also has a nice array of features to boot.

    That said, that Athlon 3800 is the new chip they've released which uses less energy and produces less heat. This SHOULD mean better overclocking of the 3800. Haven't seen the articles yet, but the AMD fan-boys have been waiting for these chips for their overclocking needs.

    If your build is truly budget, and you cannot afford the 45 dollars for C2D, then that Athlon X2 system will serve you well. They are both incredible chips, and both motherboards are excellent motherboards. As said, either one is going to be picky about RAM, which is why I displayed for you a quality set of ram modules for you. Good luck :)
     
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    Well alright im on a Compaq Presario 5000 right now... but im building my other one as wek speak its on my couch haha... but right now it has everything just low grade stuff so im really trying to get better stuff in it... aka why i need new mobo and processor... but it has Geforce Mx4000
    2 x 512 MB DDR PC2700 so dont laught to hard at the moment... would these be compatible with the Intel Build
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $180
    Gigabyte P965 S3 $118
    ?????
     
  20. Saurian

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    No, both of the ones I showed you require DDR2 ram. If you want to keep your current DDR ram, then you will likely be better off going with a s939 Athlon X2.

    One of the main differences between the 939 and the AM2 sockets for AMD is that the 939 supports DDR, while the AM2 supports DDR2. Otherwise, the processors and boards are basically the same. There *are* crossover boards with both DDR and DDR2 slots, but these are usually not performance-oriented. The Asrock Dual-VSTA board that I think Omega might have supports DDR and DDR2, AGP and PCI Express graphics. But, the PCIe slot is physically a 4x, which renders it not the greatest for graphics performance.

    Can you afford to wait a bit longer till you can aford to buy another gig of ram (125-150 dollars) and a PCIe graphics card (70-80 for a cheap one, 110-130 for a decent one, and 175-up for a really good one)? If you can, that would be good. Otherwise, you have to really decide what you want to do.
     

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