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Which motherboard? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by CM_X5, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. CM_X5

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    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=25851&vpn=P5K-E/WIFI-AP&manufacture=ASUS

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=24495&vpn=P5K&manufacture=ASUS

    http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=18545&vpn=M2N32-SLI DELUXE WIF&manufacture=ASUS


    A friend and I will be building our own computers soon and decided to use the same motherboard. We each looked around and found these. Basically what the computers would be used for is gaming, downloading and other internet heavy use (also in the gaming category), music recording and mixing, and programs that liked to use up my processor and RAM with my old computer.

    What I wanted to know is which one of these motherboards would be best for all this and if you think I should check out another motherboard I'm open to reccomendations.
     
  2. CM_X5

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    I should also add that I want to use a 64 bit system, not sure about my friend but he might. What are some pros and cons of using 64 bit over 32 bit?
     
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    P35-DS3R doesn't support PCI-E 2.0, anywho it is a very good mainstream motherboard
     
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    You don't need that. I use a PCI-E 2 video card without any problems on my motherboard.
     
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    ASUS P5E is a really good board, X38 Chipset CrossFire not SLi tho
     
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    all the newer cards now support PCI-E 2.0, so get a mobo that has it, more future proof. Soner or later, it'll really boost your performance
     

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