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new motherboad

By bach0004151
Oct 24, 2006
  1. new motherboard

    I am going to be shopping for a new motherboard and CPU
    what is good out thier?

    I am thinking of ASUS board
     
  2. sl33py

    sl33py TS Rookie

    Asus are good. Really depends on what proc you want and what you will use it for/need.
    a bit vague - either let us know more or just check out one of the mobo reviews at tomshardware or anandtech ...

    gl

    sl33py
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    How much can you spend? Will you build an AMD machine, or an Intel one?
     
  4. bach0004151

    bach0004151 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    Motherboard

    About $200.00 motherboard
    CPU about $250.00


    AMD or Intel

    I am not sure but I am thinking of AMD
     
  5. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Go with Intel. Get a Core 2 duo CPU. Even the "slowest" Core 2 duo, will outperform most Athlons.
    But you need to have DDR2 RAM, which is now cheaper than normal DDR RAM.

    This CPU would be awesome:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115004

    And the mobo.... I need to know if you want to overclock, and use dual video cards (sli or crossfire).

    Regards :wave:
     
  6. bach0004151

    bach0004151 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    what is the different beween SLI and Crossfire
     
  7. sl33py

    sl33py TS Rookie

    Nvidia and ATI
     
  8. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    SLI works better. Crossfire connects the videocards through an external cord while SLI uses an SLI Bridge the connect them (faster). ATi's cards are faster (for the top of the line anyway) right now, but Nvidia's SLI makes up for their slightly slower clock speeds.
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    IDK if ATI still uses this cable for Crossfire:

    [​IMG]

    But I'm sure that Nvidia uses this internal bridge for SLI:

    [​IMG]

    Regards :wave:
     
  10. bach0004151

    bach0004151 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    thanks

    I think I will go with SLI With 2 PCI x16

    How about for the power supply
    What is a go power supply and what about the watts
    how much power do i need?
    To run the new CPU from intel or AMD
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  12. bach0004151

    bach0004151 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    New Motherboard

    That Motherboard looks nice
    What about the power supply
    What type should I used?
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Does anyone here have trouble using the ASUS website? I have found it very slow to use no matter what time of the day I browse to it. Downloads sometime take hours or days to accomplish. I like Asus, but I won't use them for these reasons. I use these sites to obtain the latest drivers and utilities. I use and visit many other sites including MSI, BioStar, DFI, IBM, Intel and others. No other site gives me any trouble
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    The ASUS site works good for me. It loaded up fast.

    That OCZ PSU I linked to should be the best for a SLI setup ;)
     
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