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Need A Good Motherboard/processor

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#1 Sandy K

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 11:15 PM

Need ideas for a good Motherboard. Asus seems like a solid brand. Probably going to run an Intel either a Pentium D or Core 2 Duo.

Also up in the air between two processors.

Intel Pentium D 950 3.4 Ghz for $224
Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz for $203

The core 2 duo seems like it would run cooler and more efficient but would it be as fast?

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 03:30 AM

Go with the Core 2, don't look at "Ghz", look at benchmarks. I'm not to sure, but I'd bet the Core 2 would run cooler, not just because it runs at a lower frequency, but because of the drasticly improved architexture.

The Core 2 motherboard will be more money then a normal 775 socket, but will be faster and offer improvements later down the road.

Yes, Asus make some of the best motherboard, very stable and shouldn't crap out.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:43 AM

I prefer Asus boards - but haven't purchased a performance board recently (my last was a P4P800 SE). But there are other good ones (Intel and Foxconn come to mind - with MSI, Gigabyte, etc running a close second)

The Core Duo is the current hot chip to have - supposed to beat the pants off of equivalent AMD's.
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