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So what do i look for when getting a motherboard?

#1ssj4supervegetaPosted 9/2/2013 4:48:06 PM
What makes a good one, and what makes a bad one? what are good things to look for?

i made the comp i have now from parts igot from new egg about 2 or 3 years ago and some of it is starting to die. i got a meh motherboard and stuff but i can play civ V and skyrim on mid settings so i was happy (only paid 450) but im thinking of getting new stuffs within the next few months. i didn't learn much from what i made this comp. so...help plx :D?
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 9/2/2013 4:55:28 PM
It depends on what you want out of it and what you plan on using the PC for.

Do you want to be able to overclock the CPU?

Do you want the option to use SLI/Crossfire?

Does the mobo have the correct ports for your needs?

Does the mobo fit in your case?

etc etc
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#3ssj4supervegeta(Topic Creator)Posted 9/2/2013 4:59:17 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
It depends on what you want out of it and what you plan on using the PC for.

Do you want to be able to overclock the CPU?

No

Do you want the option to use SLI/Crossfire?

...maybe.

Does the mobo have the correct ports for your needs?

Thats situational...its gaming if that helps tho

Does the mobo fit in your case?

thats more of a requirement then a "good vs bad"
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#4TheFeshPincePosted 9/2/2013 5:00:27 PM
It sounds like you could get away with a mid-range board... no need to go high end with all the additional power options if you don't plan on overclocking.
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#5MasterDonGeroPosted 9/2/2013 5:00:31 PM
How many SATA ports do you need? How many PCIe/PCI slots do you need? How much RAM are you planning to use? What processor are you choosing? Are you going to overclock? What size case are you using?

I'm missing a lot still.
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#6TheFeshPincePosted 9/2/2013 5:01:05 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
How many SATA ports do you need? How many PCIe/PCI slots do you need? How much RAM are you planning to use? What processor are you choosing? Are you going to overclock? What size case are you using?

I'm missing a lot still.


Ya, that's how I felt when responding, too.
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#7NicodimusPosted 9/2/2013 5:03:53 PM
#1 Does it fit in your case, or are you willing to buy a new case if it doesn't?

#2 Does it have the correct slot for the CPU you want to use in it?

#3 Is it upgradeable to the amount of RAM you want?

#4 Does it have at least 2 PCIe slots for SLI/Crossfire if that's something you care about?

#5 If you care about sound quality but don't really want a separate card, does it at least have an optical output?

Beyond that, they're largely the same. They all have similar USB/Power button and HDD lights/SATA ports these days.
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#8ssj4supervegeta(Topic Creator)Posted 9/2/2013 5:09:29 PM
hm...so there's no real overall thing to look at? see i didnt know anything about the overclocking, or any of that.

here maybe if i look up one i was thinking of it'll help

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135283

the case would be atx for that, i would need intel cpu, and can go as high as 32 gb of ram.

but what else about it makes it good/bad?
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#9TheFeshPincePosted 9/2/2013 5:50:48 PM
ssj4supervegeta posted...
hm...so there's no real overall thing to look at? see i didnt know anything about the overclocking, or any of that.

here maybe if i look up one i was thinking of it'll help

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135283

the case would be atx for that, i would need intel cpu, and can go as high as 32 gb of ram.

but what else about it makes it good/bad?


I wouldn't buy that board. Go for MSI, Gigabyte, or Asus.
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#10TimePharaohPosted 9/2/2013 5:52:31 PM
Make sure it's not a singlemotherboard
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