What are the 3 best good brand motherboards?

By Jacal
Jun 8, 2007
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  1. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,276   +177

    PC Chips is definitely not one of them. :) Let me toss out these to get things going: Gigabyte, Asus, MSI or DFI (in no particular order). This not to say that any other boards won't work well or that these won't have flaws but, generally, these are good.
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Eww, Pc Chips?!?!? You would be putting a Ferarri engine in a Yugo body! Take a gander at THIS mobo, it is much better and doesn't break the bank.
  3. Jacal

    Jacal Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 126

    LOL is PC Chips really that bad, ok i will take yall advice on those, and thanks. :cool:
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Except for the Seagate SATA 250 GB HDD, nothing you have chosen is first class, or the best choice for a budget computer. Suggest you do more reading and get back to us.
    One approach is to look at the Motherboard CPU combos at various sites. Put some money into a good power supply and memory modules... compromise where you can afford to do updates later.
  5. MMDominator88

    MMDominator88 Newcomer, in training Posts: 152

  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,909

    Mostly P965 chipset motherboard from MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte or DFI are quite good. Another good chipset is Nvidia's 680i and 650i.
  7. Jacal

    Jacal Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 126

  8. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    For the rig you are putting together, THIS power supply should be more than enough. FSP is a very good brand. Of the 2 cases you listed I would go with the Coolermaster.
  9. k.jacko

    k.jacko Newcomer, in training Posts: 743

    Hi Jacal.
    Ok, my opinion:
    stick with intel, the AMD 3600+ are slllooooowwww.
    CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115005
    Mobo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128042
    Memory (x2 sticks of these)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145037
    Your PSU is waayyyy overkill on power AND price. nickslick74 gave you a good alternative.
    Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152025
    I've built about 6 rigs with these, they are super silent and very fast, superb drives. Seagates are noisy!

    GPU - good choice on the 7900gs, good price for good cards.

    The mobo and cpu are well know great bundles for stability and overclocking for the future.
    The ram is also chosen for the correct speed of the mobo.
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