What are the 3 best good brand motherboards?

By Jacal ยท 9 replies
Jun 8, 2007
  1. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    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 TS Booster Posts: 575

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

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

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 119

  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    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 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 83

  8. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    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 TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Hi Jacal.
    Ok, my opinion:
    stick with intel, the AMD 3600+ are slllooooowwww.
    Memory (x2 sticks of these)
    Your PSU is waayyyy overkill on power AND price. nickslick74 gave you a good alternative.
    Hard Drive
    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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