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#1 15 years ago

Can anyone tell me what are the best motherboards most suitable for gaming?




M!tch Advanced Member

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#2 15 years ago

one that supports amd 64 processors as they seem to be best for gaming, either socket 754 or 939, although i prefer 939 as it seems to be the way amd are going in the future suggest you search for 'socket 939 motherboards' (or 754) and there are plenty of reviews to go through


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#3 15 years ago

Reviews point to the Asus AV8 as being among the best socket 939 motherboards, not including PCI-Express boards (as I haven't really bothered researching them).




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#4 15 years ago

beat me to it matt asus's are reliable cant go worng with those I have one myself and havent even heard of one going worng (expect for soda spills)




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#5 15 years ago

What is a socket?




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#6 15 years ago

that is a socket and the pins on the processor fit into the holes in the socket

here is a link i found that should explain the differences in AMD 64 sockets

http://www6.tomshardware.com/cpu/20040601/socket_939-01.html

suggest you read all the pages although i havent yet, just too busy


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#7 15 years ago

When people talk about sockets on motherboards, 'Socket A' or 'Socket 939' or whatever, they refer to the processor socket which M!tch has labeled above. It's the most important one of all. Processors typically require a specific type of socket, with a specific data transfer speed and a specific number of pins -- and this specific socket usually has a 'code name', like the Socket A and Socket 939 or whatever. That's why you can't put an Intel processor into an AMD motherboard, or vice-versa. So when you build a computer, it's very important that you check that your processor will fit into the type of socket your motherboard has.




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#8 15 years ago
Mr. MattReviews point to the Asus AV8 as being among the best socket 939 motherboards, not including PCI-Express boards (as I haven't really bothered researching them).

BAH! I'm confused. I looked for an AV8, but im sure you just misspelt it Matt. Is it A8V Deluxe? Man this is confusing. So this is the best mobo for a 64bit 939 huh? Cool! It will be the one I am purchasing then!




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#9 15 years ago

Yeah, sorry, it is actually A8V. My bad. This is the one: http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8v-d/overview.htm




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#10 15 years ago

Thx, btw Asus A8V Deluxe is not very expensive, cool. http://www.pricewatch.com/h/prc.aspx?i=2&a=42643&f=1




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