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Old 07-08-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default factors to consider when buying mobo

So far I know to look for the following:

1. brand
2. sufficient memory slots
3. decent fsb speed (circa 1500mhz)
4. sata connection for max hardrive speed
5. compatible socket for the processor
6. enough usb ports!

Anything else I need to know? And what principles should I adhere to when matching components up?
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #2
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Number of pci-e slots and sli/crossfire compatibility
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Default Re: factors to consider when buying mobo

Chipset.

At the moment im still unsure of what chipset's are good and what to avoid.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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im hearing that award is a good one to have for the chipset

"Number of pci-e slots and sli/crossfire compatibility"
can you elaborate please?
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Raid. If your into that.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
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If you plan on adding multiple graphics card those are important. They go in pci-express slots and sli/crossfire are nvidia's/ati's solutions for using multiple cards at once.
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SATA connectors.
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if you happen to go with the AMD side i would suggest the 880G chipset i have one now and i have nothing to complain about very fast
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Amount of PCI-e ports, Nvidia chipset if you want to SLI, maybe the amount of fan headers, RAID compatibility.
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whats the going rate of fsb speeds nowadays, and am i right in matching fsb speeds of components or is it actual speed I should be looking to match
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