Re: Can i get a quick breakdown of what to look for when buying a new Motherboard
First off, you want to make sure the motherboard is compatible with your processor, so always double check the socket type. Also make sure it is compatible with your RAM. I prefer motherboards with 4 memory slots. You want to try and make sure that the QPI/FSB/HyperTransport matches/exceeds the one of your processor. You also want to make sure that the motherboard has at least 1 PCI-e x16 (preferably 2.0). Lastly, make sure it has enough SATA ports for what you intend on using. If you don't plan on getting a video card, you could try to look for one with decent onboard audio.