It'll mainly be used for internet surfing, 3D rendering, and, in the future, video editing, so I don't need a top-of-the-line computer.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a budget motherboard?
I've been reading reviews for the past month, and haven't really found anything that stands out, as the best, so I've decided to ask for recommendations.
I'd like to keep the cost as close to $100 as possible ($120 max.)
Parts I've already decided on:
Processor - Athlon 64 X2 5000+EE 2.6GHz
Power Supply - SILVERSTONE ST50EF-Plus 500W
Case - Rosewill R5604-TBK
Harddrive - Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
What I'm looking for in a motherboard:
ATX form factor
AM2 Socket Type
one PCI Express x16 slot
as many additional expansion slots, as possible (PCI, PCI Express x1, etc....)
DDR2 800 Dual Channel memory
at least 1 IDE connector (for existing optical drives)
All suggestions appreciated.
Edited by tg1911, 07 October 2007 - 10:21 AM.