View Full Version : Looking for new Motherboard

06-11-07, 06:26 PM
Hi, I'm looking at getting a new Motherboard but am not very literate on many of the specs. So far I am looking at the following two motherboards mostly just based on reviews and price, I am looking for the best bang for my buck mobo and to have decent future CPU compatibility:


Could someone please point out the differences/limitations in:
South Brige spec: what exactly is this referring too, what should I be looking for?
Supported CPU TEchnologies: Intel quad core CPU ready vs. Hyperthready (I'm getting from newegg description - I thought these are both quad core read?)
FSB speed: If I get the E6600 now and upgrade later to the QX6700 will this effect me?



06-11-07, 06:58 PM
1. Don't get either one of those. Get this:
This board is UNBEATABLE at this price.

2. Don't bother to upgrade to QX6700. Stay with E6600 until they shrink quads on 45nm.

you asked about the southbridge. That is just part of the chipset on each individual board. You don't necessarily have to "look for" anything. Some just have certain features while others don't. 680i have SLI support, while Intel (p965 and 975x, along with new P35) have better overclocking FSB speeds (and RAID too.. but that's not my cup of tea) and ATI Crossfire.

06-12-07, 01:39 PM
FSB seems kinda slow for that mobo price. Why are so high on this board, have any reviews?