Motherboard question

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  1. OrangeGoblin

    OrangeGoblin New Member

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    In the market for a new pc. I can keep up to date on most things, but motherboards I have no idea about. Especially what all the numbers and letters mean.

    For example:

    Intel D965 SSCK Conroe MB G965 Express, SATA. DDR2 PCI-E GLAN Firewire Video FPGA775

    Asus P5VD2-VM AIO S775 PD MB 16XPCIE, P4M900, 1066FSB, GLAN Video Audio SATA RAID

    Gigabyte GA-945GZME-RH PDual MB 965GZ 775 PCI-E DDR2 SATA GLAN Audio Core 2 Duo 800FSB

    If someone could give me a quick explanation to what all this means, would be much appreciated.

    I just want something that is reliable and good value when it comes to mobos.
     
  2. DAN513

    DAN513 OT Supporter

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    The Nvidia 680i chipset is the hot one on the market, and also the newest. If you don't go with that chipset, the 975 chipset is the other one to look at. The 965 may be limited somewhat by future cpu's.

    eVGA makes a really nice 680i board, as does asus. If you're looking for an intel chipset (975) Intel makes them, as does asus.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    "Reliable and a good value" -

    That sounds like you won't be overclocking. If that's the case then go
    with the Intel 965 board.

    The 965 is actually the newer chipset, not the 975.
     
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    Unless they've changed it in the last month or 2, not all versions of the 965 would support the quad core cpu's, while all of the 975's would.
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    That's something to be careful about, as some older 975 boards
    won't even support core 2 duo at all. Only the revised 975 chipset boards
    will support it, whereas all 965 chipset boards will support core 2 duo.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Wow, that's evil of them. Intel broke the bigger-number-is-better rule -- 50 lashes with a wet poodle!

    (they can be quite vicious.)
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yeah, it's pretty weird the way they did that.

    But the 965 only came out with the release of C2D.

    I remember catching hell trying to find a vendor that had them in stock
    because I bought C2D so early.
     
  8. OrangeGoblin

    OrangeGoblin New Member

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    Yeah I don't think I'll be O/Cing. I don't play too many games. I'd just like having a fast computer that will run vista nicely. The 965 would be fine I'd say then.

    Thanks for the info.
     

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