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  • Who has the best motherbaords for the everyday user?

    Have been away from working with computer hardware for quite some time. Are there any companies out there that does impartial bench testing to rate a lot of the newer or less known manufacturers of motherboards? The market had always changed from one manufacturer's board to its next generation. With so many companies or brand names of the same company, as the case may be, I am at a loss to know what current motherboards or last year models are the best for the everyday user (not the hard core 'gammer'). Anyone knows of websites, no offense to all the great information from this site, but a none tech savvy user just wants to be able to pull up a website to see what is the best bang for the buck and to be able to do so fairly quickly. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide me. I would like to get back into the custom building business but I have to do a lot of catching up.

  • your thoughts on motherboards

    What is the best mother board for around $100.00 to $150.00 range ALL SO NEED GOOD CASE $50.00 TO$100.00 RANGE AND SHOULD I UP GRADE MY 425 WATT POWER SUPPLY THIS WAS ALL OUT OF A DELL XPS420 LEARD MY LESSON ON DELL COMUTORS-- I have core 2 processor q6600 (2.40GHZ,1066zsb W/QUADCORE --3 GB DDR2 SDRAM --500GB SEAGATE SATA HARD DRIVE --512MB NVIDEIA GEFORCE 8800 GT --HAUPPAUGE WIN TV-HVR-1200 TUNER --BLUERAY DISK --19 IN 1 MEDEA READER WITH BLUETOOTH----- THE MOTHERBOARD MUST HAVE AN INTRGRATED HDMI PLUG TO PLUG IN TV AND WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO OVER CLOCK THIS SET UP .THANKYOU FOR ANY HELP YOU FOLKS OUT THERE CAN GIVE ME.

  • Where is ASUS in the AMD mobo market - are they worth it?

    I've had problems with ASUS motherboards in the past. I/O port failure (ethernet ports never seemed to work on their older boards), frequent BIOS changes and revisions, a few DOA's, fan power pins failing, etc. Their support was either confusing or just non-existent. At the time, they were at the top of the motherboard market because of the variety they were able to offer, which was one of the only reasons I bought into them in the first palce. Now I haven't built a system in a few years, and I see the market is still pretty saturated with ASUS, but Gigabyte and MSI are right up there with them. Personal opinion aside, is ASUS still competitive enough to deliver a reliable product at a reasonable price, or should I consider looking more into Gigabyte or MSI boards for an AMD chipset? I am a gamer, and I intend to run the system pretty hard, but I also need stability for Engineering applications and school work. Can ASUS provide that for me?

  • HTPC Motherboard with 2 nvidia 9800 GC

    Im putting together a a htpc, I already have 2 nvidia 9800 video cards and a sound blaster titaniom sound card for it as well as 1 SeaGate 1 TB HD, 1 WD Green 1.5 TB HD and 1 2 TB WD Green HD, I also have a 320gb for my c drive. What Mother baord do you guys recommend as well as processor to complete my build. I also have a 850 watt PS. I will also be using this machine to play mp3's as well as playing some games. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

  • Does a Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE support a Intel Pentium 4 D805

  • MSI P4n SLi

    My board has decided `not to play` anymore, having looked for a replacement I don`t seem able to find, can any-one offer any idaes or a suitable alternative to that paticular board. any suggestions

  • Looking to replace Gigabyte G31M-ES2L

    I have a Gigabyte G31M-ES2L that has died. Fans and disk drive run fine. No beeps - but no video. I tried many things -- no luck. I want to replace it. Have Intel 775 processor, RAM is DDR2. What board should I replace this with? Suggestions?

  • Motherboard upgrade

    I need a motherboard that supports windows 7 has at least 2 PCI slots and PATA plugs.

  • I have a Sony VAIO PCX-RX580, and want a replacement

    I have a Sony VAIO PCV-RX580, and want to replace the motherboard with more RAM, and a better processor. I'm doing Photoshop, so speed is not a problem, but graphics are inportant. Thanks.

  • Comparison ASUS Rampage 2 Extreme or EVGA X58 Classified?

    Anyone know of a link to a good head to head comparison of the ASUS RAMPAGE 2 EXTREME vs the EVGA X58 Classified ?
    Thanks,
    Max

  • I have a ASUS P45533-VX and need a replacement

    I have never replaced a motherboard before. I have a sony Vaio 7762 the board is dead I tried replacing the cpu didnt work. If I find a board that is the exact same size as the one I have now should all the outlets in the back fall into place right? Will it fit right? If anyone is familiar with my board I am currently looking for a replacement with no luck if someone could help me I'd appreciate it.

  • best motherboard?

    which is best asus rampage II or evga x58 classified?

  • upgrading cpu on current motherboard

    I have an XFX 750i sli motherboard with an Intel Core2 quad(Q8200) installed and would like to know if installing an Intel core2 quad(Q9650) would help my performance(without overclocking) or do I need to change the motherboard also. if so which motherboards would you guys recommend

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    process of find out the motherboard drives

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  • Motherboard Help

    Looking for a Inexpensive Motherboard PCI slots Can hold a good amount of ram ATX. I'd settle for SATA but looking for IDE plugs. I want to install windows XP on it with the option of Vista Or even Windows 7 currently looking if anyone can find one before me any help I'd appreciate.

  • what's motherboard form factor?

  • Best Motherboard for video editing?

    I'm looking to build a system for video editing. Any suggestions for the motherboard?