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Unread 16-04-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
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Which mother board to buy?

I am looking to buy a good motherboard for my home use desktop. Do not need a very costly one but wan some really descent board accepting multi processors and supporting some decent speeds for home use.

Was using Gigabyte G31 all this while and quite satisfied with it. Which Motherboard do you guys here recommend to be bought, and what would be the approx price.

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Re: Which mother board to buy?

If you are into gaming and need a budget configuration,then i would recommend you to go for the AMD APUs,which has an integrated CPU+Mobo combination,quite good for gaming and other stuff and doesn't cost much,it would cost you arund 125-150$ max.
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I am looking to buy a good motherboard for my home use desktop. Do not need a very costly one but wan some really descent board accepting multi processors and supporting some decent speeds for home use.

Was using Gigabyte G31 all this while and quite satisfied with it. Which Motherboard do you guys here recommend to be bought, and what would be the approx price.
Have you got a processor in mind? Or, are you looking to keep the same processor and just get a new motherboard? If you're going for a new processor and motherboard I suggest you go for AMD AM3. You're getting an older, but cheaper chipset for a good value.
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Surprised to see people preferring AMD. I always stayed away from AMD due to the heat issues. AMD was the first PC I had and after about one or two years I suffered from the over heating issue quite a lot. Then switched to intel and running fine for 6+ yrs now.

Do the modern AMD issue also have the heating issue.
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Never heard of this AMD heating issue, sounds like a rumour concocted by Intel

AMD offers better performance for your money-they are generally cheaper. Also they don't come up with a new socket quite as often so you get a bit more backward/forward compatibility.
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I assume that by "multi processors", you meant multi-core, not multiple physical CPUs.

Well, the first choice has to be the processor you intend to use. Unless you intend to do a lot of video transcoding or high-end gaming, most processors under $150 will do, Intel i3 or i5.

Once that choice is made, look at matching motherboards. Here, again, the choice is based on the required I/O and accessories. If your needs are simple, just pick any board in the $100 range from MSI, or Asus, or Gigabyte that matches the chosen CPU.

The most important thing to consider is how much RAM you can afford. Load it up, if possible, but DO NOT go for the high-end super fast memory...you don't need it. Most memory on the market now, even the low end stuff is rated at 1333 or 1600, easily fast enough.

Video is built into most new processors, so you don't need a video card. Finally, make sure your power supply is up to the task and replace it with a 450-600W Antec or equivalent if necessary.

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