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Re: Motherboard recommendations
Justin Sane wrote:
I just got my first ASRock, a Socket A mobo, and it seems built better
than average but not quite a good as Asus (empty spots where the fuses
go, yet there aren't jumpers to substitute), and the BIOS doesn't allow
customizing many of the parameters.
I think that it would be a shame to buy something as fast as an
Athlon64 and then hobble it with slow integrated graphics because even
the fastest such graphics (probably NVidia's or ATI's) are so slow that
even many cheap plug-in graphics cards are faster. Also the integrated
graphics I've seen from Socket A mobos with SiS or VIA/S3 chipsets
displayed major flaws.
Some dealer websites, like Newegg's, will let you screen for mobos by
almost every feature:
You may want a mobo with PCI Express (PCI-X) rather than AGP because
PCI-X can be faster (probably not -- notice how 8x AGP hasn't helped
much), and graphics cards for it are now common and not really more
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