Help choosing motherboard....

By nos007
Dec 3, 2007
  1. I have intel 3.0Ghz HT, need a motherboard, my budget is low so according to that i've have chosed two motherboards

    Intel D945GCNL
    Asus P5B-MX/WiFi-AP.

    i am confused between these two boards which one i'll buy, i'll also have XFX 8600GT for graphics...

    i dont know the performance of these motherboards so please help me...
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I looked at the web sites for these and you really need to look them up for yourself. As you can see one has wireless potential etc. BVesides...I'm not sure exactly what socket your CPU is. There are 3.0 GHZ (with H/T) processors for socket 478 and socket 775.
  3. nos007

    nos007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is for LGA 775socket
  4. nos007

    nos007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it is for LGA 775socket, which one is good

    Intel D945GCNL
    Asus P5B-MX/WiFi-AP
  5. Smartmike

    Smartmike TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Try ebay to get a better Mobo for less. I got a Intel desktop board D925XCV LGA 775 socket for $30.00.
  6. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    If you get one, Intel is a good choice
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    The Intel board is infinitely reliable and a good choice unless you are into gaming. Then the ASUS is a better gaming board... but not trouble free. You will likely have very little trouble with the Intel. I expect it will last for years. Just get a decent power supply... not necessarily powerful, but with steady output.
  8. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    my point exactly
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    IMO, if you're not using the computer for heavy gaming or anything similar, this will be a cheaper choice and will do nicely.
  10. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    I'll second that. Just remember the cpu will be a greater expense.
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