Which motherboard is enough

By LXIX
Dec 26, 2007
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  1. I have to buy a new mobo to upgrade my cpu since the only cpu type my current supports is P4. Initially I was going to buy this board:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131013

    But I don't plan on using SLI or a Nvidia card so do you think I can get away with this one?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128034

    Comparing the two It looked like the other one only costs more because it has 2x PCIx16 slots. I only plan on using 1 Radeon 2900 PRO. So my question is - is the second choice a good board for me? ( I am all gaming.)
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    I'm sure it will work well for you. Like you, I only wanted a single PCI-E x16 slot mobo too. I wasn't interested in SLI either. I bought another Gigabyte model (for Intel processors), however. A side benefit is you have more PCI slots for other expansion cards. It's not so easy to find a full size ATX board these days. Most of them seem to be micro ATX.
  3. although you're not into the whole sli thing right now, who knows? perhaps you will be in the future. or maybe you want to run a dual monitor setup and you need two video cards.

    if i were you, i would go with the sli mobo. the first link. that one looks like a great buy. i'm not too keen about the idea of it being Asus...from what i hear they're going downhill, i think it'll still be a good board. thumbs up for the first one.
  4. samjohnson

    samjohnson Newcomer, in training Posts: 320

    Im with link590. The first board is good. Even though its got the two PCI x16 slots in it and you don't need them its still a great board. I have the exact same one and I can say that it is a very nice board indeed.
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