Re: Well... I have the cpu Intel Core 2 duo...
- From: "Toni" <swiss@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 14:24:00 -0000
"dave" <dave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Thu, 29 Oct 2009 09:16:26 -0000, ><(((°> <nospam@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:09:52 -0000, dave <dave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Now I see there are more Asus mobos than there are molecules in the
universe (I exaggerate slightly). Please folks - give me an actual
Asus mobo code number that you would suggest the "best" (or at least a
decent mobo) for this cpu. I can't afford to screw up buying this.
Intel Core 2 duo, FSB 1333, Part - E8200, 2.66Ghz
To properly select a motherboard you need to indicate more than just the
cpu you plan to use:
Are you likely to want 2 gfx cards in CrossFire mode - Intel chipset board
& 2 x 16 bit pcix slots
Are you likely to want 2 gfx cards in SLI mode - nVidia chipset board & 2
x 16 bit pcix slots
Do you have the gfx card already & if so is it pcix
I do not have gfx card for this build
Perhaps onboard graphics good enough for you?perhaps - I do not need front line gaming capability but go only go to
modest cost say £80 got gfx. Are such cards these days AGP type and do
all mobos still use this port for graphics. As long As I can upgrade
with gfx card if onboard is not adequate I think.
Do you want/have DDR2 or DDR3 memory (DDR3 is dearer)I would like fast as possible - but not at risk of errors of course =-
does it make a big difference to mobo cost then? ie some boards only
uATX or full ATX size
Are you likely to want to overclockNo def. not.
any legacy PATA drives
Yes as would like to keep support for at least one PATA
any legacy peripherals PS-2, parallel, serial etc.
Only 1. Still have a parallel printer. (Centronics to parallel on PC)
I hope the above then if some infor to suggest sonething?
Without knowing what you've got, what you want and what you require the pc
to do it's impossible to suggest a "best" motherboard.
Certainly not. (I wish)
Finally Gigabyte make good boards too (amongst others) so why just Asus.
Do you get a discount on Asus products or something?
Not a super logical reason only I have always found Asus boards to be
very well made reliable and do what they claim. The others may be the
same - but don't really want to find out the hard way.
The only advice I would offer would be to avoid Nvidia chipsets. I had a
board a couple of years ago that had issues with my hardrives
(non-recognition). When I Googled the issue I found it was commonly
experienced and with no solution as Nvidia said update the drive firmware
and the drive manufacturers had no updates. It was many drive makers
affected. The problem was an obvious Nvidia compatibility issue that I find
difficult to believe they were in ignorance about prior to releasing the
chip to m/b manufacturers. That I considered to be rather unprincipled but
they won't catch me again.
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