What Motherboard for these components. Gaming Machine

By SeVeR_SeVeN
Sep 8, 2005
  1. I have just recently built a new computer with an ASUS A8N SLI Premium mobo in it. The thing is crap and i have seen others with the same problems as I so we have assumed that it is a hardware problem throughout the mobo's. Well my question is what mobo would best fit my needs with the components that i have. This is my first comp to build and it is purely for gaming. The compontents are:

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Processor Socket 939

    Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel

    Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer

    Seagate 160 gig ide 7200rpm

    BFG GeForce 6800 GT OC PCI Express 256MB DDR3 Video Card

    memorex cd drive

    Samsung TS-H552U/RSWN Double Layer DVD±RW Drive

    Thermatalke W0068RUC PurePower 460W w/Blue LED atx 2.0 power supply

    I would just like a few opinions on what would best fit what i want to do. Moslty playing games. I have looked into some gigabyte and dfi boards but i would like some suggestions on some good mobos. Price range is up to about 130 dollars. Sli is something i might get into later, but for now it is not necessary.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I haven't heard of any common problems with the ASUS boards, but as far as building a gaming rig, the DFI Lanparty series boards were scoring better in many benchmarks when I checked them out.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Ditto on what PanicX says. I have ASUS myself (A8N-SLI deluxe) and am very happy with it, but I have seen DFI getting higher benchmark scores if you are a FPS freak. I ended up choosing ASUS because my previous was also ASUS and I find their tech support to be top notch.
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