I need a Mobo/processor "101"

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by CPipes, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    36,612
    Likes Received:
    1
    My computer is about 6 years old and i want to build a new one that's up to date. I'm having trouble finding a site that breaks everything down into detail, so right now i can't fully understand everything i'm reading when i read the product descriptions. Trying to get everything right the first go round and avoid any costly mistakes. Thanx.
     
  2. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    6,328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the Watchtower
  3. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    36,612
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sweet find man!!!
    That definately helped alot more than the others ive been reading.
     
  4. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Messages:
    6,328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    the Watchtower
    :bigthumb:
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    16,404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    You won't be able to just upgrade the mobo and cpu, as too much has changed.

    Things you might want to consider:

    AMD or Intel - Intel is the fastest cpu right now, and I think best dollar value as well.

    Firewire is available on a lot of boards.

    Agp video is gone now. Everything is pci-express slots.

    Memory has changed a lot, so you'll have to purchase the corresponding
    type and speed for your mobo.

    Everything sucks up a lot of power these days, so you will most likely need
    a new power supply as well. Get a good one.
     
  6. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    36,612
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm still a little confused as to what the different socket types mean on the mobo's. (SocketA, Socket754, Socket 478, LGA775, etc.).
     
  7. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    5,695
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    west texas
    The socket would refer to the type/make/model of cpu the motherboard can handle.

    here is a badly written web page about it. I did a google search and as badly as this is written or organized it has alot of content.

    http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Sockets.htm
     
  8. CPipes

    CPipes Shit definitely just got real!! OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    36,612
    Likes Received:
    1
    :bigthumb:
     

Share This Page